What are the signs and symptoms of cerebral edema in patients with hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state (HHS)?

Updated: Jan 05, 2021
  • Author: Dipa Avichal, DO; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Signs and symptoms of cerebral edema may progress rapidly. Signs of increased intracranial pressures include headache, decreased level of consciousness, and lethargy. As worsening brain stem herniation occurs, patients may present with seizures, papilledema, bradycardia, and respiratory arrest.


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