Licorice consumption-associated thunderclap headache: posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome or subarachnoid hemorrhage?
1 Department of Neurology, The First Hospital of Jilin University, Jilin University, Xinmin Street 71#, 130021 Changchun, China
2 NVS, Karolinska Institute, Novum, plan 5, SE 141 86 Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden
3 College of Public Health, Jilin University, Xinmin Street 1163#, 130021 Changchun, China
Critical Care 2011, 15:416 doi:10.1186/cc10107
See related research by van Beers et al., http://ccforum.com/content/15/1/R64Published: 31 March 2011
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van Beers and colleagues described a 49-year-old woman admitted to hospital for thunderclap headache, blurred vision and hypertension. Based on clinical manifestations, diagnostic work-up and follow-up, the authors diagnosed the case as posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) . We agree that PRES should be considered in this case, while differential diagnosis such as subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) requires further investigation and exclusion.