Revista Matronas

Revista Matronas

ABRIL 2020 N° 1 Volumen 8

The role of the midwife in posterior reversible encephalopathy: regarding a case

Section: Caso Clínico

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Barana Vidal C, Alzuria Alós RM. El papel de la matrona en la encefalopatía posterior reversible. A propósito de un caso. Matronas Hoy 2020; 8(1):39-42.


1 Cristina Barana Vidal, 2 Rosa Mar Alzuria Alós


1 Matrona. tenció a la Salut Sexual i Reproductiva Lleida-PUNSU. Lleida. 2 Matrona. Departament d’Infermeria i Fisioterapia. Universidad de Lleida.

Contact email: cristinabarana@gmail.com


Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is an acute, rare and severe neurological disease; it is a clinical-radiological entity with predominant involvement of white matter, though not exclusive. It is characterized by the development of neurological symptoms together with brain alterations observed through neuroimaging tests. We present here the case of a woman who had just given birth and developed PRES during the immediate postpartum period, requiring antihypertensive treatment and intubation with admission to the ICU. During follow-up, her blood pressure levels were controlled, and the radiological findings at brain level disappeared.


posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome; early diagnosis; perinatal care; midwife care.

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El papel de la matrona en la encefalopatía posterior reversible. A propósito de un caso

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