CEN Case Reports

, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 154–157 | Cite as

Dialysis disequilibrium leading to posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome in chronic renal failure

  • Pratim SenguptaEmail author
  • Sumanta Biswas
Case Report


Dialysis disequilibrium syndrome is a neurological adverse effect of acute hemodialysis in advanced uremic patients. Dialysis disequilibrium has a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations starting from subtle uneasiness, confusion, to florid and complex life threatening neurological deficit. In this case study, we present a patient who developed sudden cortical blindness following hemodialysis due to posterior reversible encephalopathy, which is a rare presentation of dialysis disequilibrium syndrome.


Dialysis disequilibrium syndrome Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome Chronic renal failure 


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The authors have declared that no conflict of interest exists.


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© Japanese Society of Nephrology 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NephrologyILS HospitalKolkataIndia
  2. 2.ILS HospitalKolkataIndia
  3. 3.KolkataIndia

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