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hypertensive encephalopathy

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Hypertensive encephalopathy is an acute, often transient, cerebral condition precipitated by sudden severe hypertension. It may be confused with stroke and subarachnoid haemorrhage.

Untreated, hypertensive encephalopathy leads to death, usually from severe infarction.

Last reviewed 01/2018

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