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Disease Hypertensive Encephalopathy

Name Hypertensive Encephalopathy
Synonym Encephalopathy, Hypertensive
Definition Brain dysfunction or damage resulting from sustained MALIGNANT HYPERTENSION. When BLOOD PRESSURE exceeds the limits of cerebral autoregulation, cerebral blood flow is impaired (BRAIN ISCHEMIA). Clinical manifestations include HEADACHE; NAUSEA; VOMITING; SEIZURES; altered mental status (in some cases progressing to COMA); PAPILLEDEMA; and RETINAL HEMORRHAGE.
Categories Nervous system disease
MeSH® ID D020343
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