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More than meets the eye? Redefining idiopathic intracranial hypertension.
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PMID:  20583899     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is a disease of unknown etiology associated with increased intracranial pressure, predominantly affecting obese females of childbearing age. The history of IIH is quite unique, featuring only limited advancements in evidenced-based treatments, but boasting literally countless changes in nomenclature, proposed etiology, and conceptual approach. Despite its elusive pathogenesis, an evolution of our approach to IIH can be traced sequentially through identifiable periods. Contemporary research suggests that we are approaching a new phase in IIH, redefining it as a global neurologic syndrome with more far-reaching effects than previously realized.
Kapil G Kapoor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of neuroscience     Volume:  120     ISSN:  1563-5279     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Neurosci.     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0270707     Medline TA:  Int J Neurosci     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  471-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77550, USA.
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