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Idiopathic intracranial hypertension without papilledema.
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PMID:  20004864     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Idiopathic intracranial hypertension is characterized by high cerebrospinal fluid pressure with no underlying structural or systemic cause. Idiopathic intracranial hypertension without papilledema, although well-described in adults, is rarely reported in the pediatric population. The usual presentation is similar to that of chronic daily headache, with some features of migraine. However, treatment modalities are different, and specific therapy can lead to significant improvement in symptoms. We describe six children with chronic daily headache, who were diagnosed with idiopathic intracranial hypertension without papilledema. The response to medical management was variable. One child required a lumboperitoneal shunt for persistent signs, with good surgical outcome.
Sushil Beri; Jayaprakash A Gosalakkal; Nahin Hussain; Anand P Balky; Srinivas Parepalli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric neurology     Volume:  42     ISSN:  1873-5150     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Neurol.     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-17     Completed Date:  2010-02-22     Revised Date:  2011-01-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508183     Medline TA:  Pediatr Neurol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  56-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatric Neurology, Leicester Royal Infirmary, University Hospitals of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Headache Disorders / complications*,  diagnosis,  therapy*
Intracranial Hypertension / complications*,  diagnosis,  therapy*
Treatment Outcome
Comment In:
Pediatr Neurol. 2011 Feb;44(2):157-8   [PMID:  21215922 ]

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