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Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH): more about NPH by a physician who is the patient.
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PMID:  21526701     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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The incidence of idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (INPH) is seen to be relatively rare, ie about two per million inhabitants per year. Five studies on the prevalence of INPH in elderly patients, from three countries, have been published between 1985 and 2009.1-5 Prevalence ranged from 0.41% to 2.94% (mean 0.8%), ie slightly less than one per 100 based on samples ranging from 170 to 982 subjects. This surprisingly high percentage was not found in a survey that attempted to identify every person with INPH in a small county in Norway with a population of 219,748. Attempts to identify all patients with INPH overlook many cases. INPH is actually a very common disease and its prevalence increases with age.
Authors:
Harold O Conn
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical medicine (London, England)     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1470-2118     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Med     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101092853     Medline TA:  Clin Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  162-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
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