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Idiopathic intracranial hypertension.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20637991     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Idiopathic intracranial hypertension ((IIH) is characterized by increased cerebrospinal fluid pressure of unknown cause. It is predominantly a disease of women in the childbearing years. Although the cause of IIH remains obscure, it has become clear that loss of visual function is common and patients may progress to blindness if untreated. Diagnosis should adhere to the modified Dandy criteria and other causes of intracranial hypertension sought. IIH patient management should include serial perimetry and optic disc grading or photography. The proper therapy can then be selected and visual loss prevented or reversed. Although there are no evidence-based data to guide therapy, there is an ongoing randomized double-blind controlled treatment trial of IIH investigating diet and medical therapy.
Michael Wall
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurologic clinics     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1557-9875     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurol Clin     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-19     Completed Date:  2010-10-28     Revised Date:  2014-09-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8219232     Medline TA:  Neurol Clin     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  593-617     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Blindness / diagnosis,  etiology*
Headache / diagnosis,  etiology
Optic Nerve / pathology
Papilledema / etiology
Pseudotumor Cerebri / complications*,  epidemiology,  etiology,  therapy*
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Risk Factors
Visual Field Tests / methods
Grant Support
U10 EY017281/EY/NEI NIH HHS; U10 EY017281/EY/NEI NIH HHS; U10 EY017281-01A1/EY/NEI NIH HHS; U10 EY017281-01A1S1/EY/NEI NIH HHS; U10 EY017281-01A1S2/EY/NEI NIH HHS; U10 EY017281-02/EY/NEI NIH HHS; U10 EY017281-03/EY/NEI NIH HHS

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