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Hypertensive Encephalopathy - Case 3

A 44 year old man developed seizures, confusion and hypertension during withdrawing from narcotics.

Outline the Lesions

MRI Axial Flair Images: Note the multifocal high signal areas in several areas of the brain, especially in the posterior occipital regions. Hypertensive encephalopathy may occur from untreated primary hypertension, but is also associated with lupus, eclampsia and other conditions. In this case, the hypertension occurred during detoxification from narcotics. Its common association with edema in the posterior areas of the brain often results in associated cortical visual symptoms.

Revised 04/24/06.
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