Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome after intravenous caffeine for post-lumbar puncture headaches

G. A. Ortiz, N. A. Bianchi, M. P. Tiede, R. G. Bhatia

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Abstract

A 33-year-old woman developed severe post-lumbar puncture headaches in the course of work-up for multiple sclerosis. Immediately after receiving treatment with intravenous caffeine, she became blind and experienced a generalized tonic-clonic seizure. Brain MR imaging then showed vasogenic parieto-occipital edema. She recovered clinically and radiologically within 72 hours. After 1 year of follow-up, there was no recurrence of symptoms or radiologic changes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)586-587
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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