Pitfalls in the diagnosis of reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome and primary angiitis of the central nervous system

Koopman, K., Uyttenboogaart, M., Luijckx, G. J., De Keyser, J. & Vroomen, P. C. A. J., Oct-2007, In : European Journal of Neurology. 14, 10, p. 1085-1087 3 p.

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A case of a 51-year-old woman with reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) without an associative cause is reported. Initially the diagnosis primary angiitis of the central nervous system (PACNS) was considered. Both diagnosis are rare and can mimic each other. Distinction between both can be difficult, but is necessary because of different treatment options. Clinical features and diagnostic assessments to distinguish RCVS from PACNS and the potential pitfalls are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1085-1087
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Neurology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct-2007


  • central nervous system, cerebral vasoconstriction, intracranial, thunderclap headache, vasculitis, CALL-FLEMING-SYNDROME, VASCULITIS, ANGIOGRAPHY

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