Hypertensive Encephalopathy Differential Diagnoses
- Author: Irawan Susanto, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael R Pinsky, MD, CM, Dr(HC), FCCP, MCCM more...
Hypertensive encephalopathy is a diagnosis of exclusion, and other potentially life-threatening causes must be considered in the assessment of a patient with neurologic deficits. In addition to the conditions listed in the differential diagnosis, other problems to be considered include the following:
- Acute central nervous system (CNS) event
- Acute thrombotic stroke
- Cerebral embolus
- CNS mass lesion
- Intracranial hemorrhage
- Renal failure
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