Postpartum Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome in a Patient Suspected to COVID-19

Author(s): Fatemeh Ramezanpour, Ashraf Zarvani, Athena Sharifi-Razavi*

Journal Name: Anti-Infective Agents
Formerly Anti-Infective Agents in Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 19 , Issue 3 , 2021

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The effect of a novel beta coronavirus named SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19 on pregnancy outcomes and the neonatal prognosis is not fully documented yet.

Case Presentation: In this article, we describe a patient presented with frequent seizure and blurred vision 6 days after delivery without symptoms and laboratory data in favor of preeclampsia/eclampsia and evaluations consistent with Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome. Also, there was mild clinical and radiological evidence of COVID-19 infection.

Conclusion: In conclusion, as pregnancy is a high-risk state, pregnant women may be more vulnerable to severe COVID-19 infection and also pregnancy complications.

Keywords: Betacoronavirus, radiological evidence, COVID-19 infection, encephalopathy, maternal-fetal transmission, levetiracetam.

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Article Details

Year: 2021
Published on: 16 November, 2020
Page: [341 - 344]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/2211352518999201117093045
Price: $25

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