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Journal of the Korean Neurological Association 2014;32(4): 304-306.
벌침치료 후 발생한 가역적후뇌병증
이만용, 박동규 김민승 서홍일 김 민 문소영
아주대학교 의과대학 신경과학교실
Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome Following Bee Venom Acupuncture
Manyong Lee
Department of Neurology, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea
Abstract
A 64-year-old woman presented with headache and visual disturbance which occurred 10 minutes after bee venom acupuncture. She was normotensive. Her pupils were isocoric and normally reflexive but she could precept only lights just in front of her eyes. The brain MRI showed vasogenic edema in the cerebellum and occipitotemporoparietal areas. She fully recovered 2 days later. The brain MRI taken after 7 days revealed remarkable improvement. This case suggests that bee venom might cause posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome. Key Words: Bee venom, Vasogenic edema, Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome