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Review: could Prednisone cause Reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome?

Summary: Reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome could be caused by Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 10-19 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Methotrexate, and have Acute lymphocytic leukaemia.

We study 146,427 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 117 have Reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone (latest outcomes from 149,701 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome

Reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome (a brain disease with generalized seizures and headache) (latest reports from 5,010 patients) has been reported by people with stem cell transplant, high blood pressure, colon cancer, crohn's disease, non-hodgkin's lymphoma.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 146,568 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 117 people (0.08%) have Reversible Posterior Leukoencephalopathy Syndrome. They amount to 2.34% of all the 5,010 people who have Reversible Posterior Leukoencephalopathy Syndrome on eHealthMe.

Trend of Reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome50.00%33.33%0.00%16.67%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome when taking Prednisone * :

FemaleMale
Reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome61.67%38.33%

Age of people who have Reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome when taking Prednisone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome0.00%24.14%30.17%11.21%5.17%0.00%6.90%22.41%

Severity of Reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome when taking Prednisone ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome ** :

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Acute lymphocytic leukaemia (22 people, 18.80%)
  2. Diffuse large b-cell lymphoma (8 people, 6.84%)
  3. Non-hodgkin's lymphoma (8 people, 6.84%)
  4. Nasopharyngitis (6 people, 5.13%)
  5. Juvenile arthritis (5 people, 4.27%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (44 people, 37.61%)
  2. Prednisone tab (39 people, 33.33%)
  3. Cyclophosphamide (34 people, 29.06%)
  4. Vincristine (33 people, 28.21%)
  5. Cyclosporine (18 people, 15.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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