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Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndrome vs Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome

S. Ali Nabavizadeh, MD1,2; Arastoo Vossough, MD, PhD3
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1Division of Neuroradiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
2Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
3Division of Neuroradiology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
JAMA Neurol. 2016;73(5):606. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2015.5104.
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To the Editor We read with interest a recent Images in Neurology article, which presented an example of reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS).1 Sorensen1 described a woman who presented with tonic-clonic seizure following synthetic cannabis use, with improvement after 24 hours. The only presented images are T2-weighted sequences that demonstrate bilateral hyperintensities involving cortical and subcortical regions.


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May 1, 2016
Derek M. Sorensen, MD
1Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Respiratory Services, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC2currently with Cox Institute, Department of Emergency Medicine, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University, Kettering, Ohio
JAMA Neurol. 2016;73(5):606-607. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2015.5110.
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