Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Understanding idiopathic intracranial hypertension: mechanisms, management, and future directions

Publication date: January 2016 Source:The Lancet Neurology, Volume 15, Issue 1 Author(s): Keira A Markey, Susan P Mollan, Rigmor H Jensen, Alexandra J Sinclair Idiopathic intracranial hypertension is a disorder characterised by raised intracranial pressure that predominantly affects young, obese women. Pathogenesis has not been fully elucidated, but several causal factors have been proposed. Symptoms can include headaches, visual loss, pulsatile tinnitus, and back and neck pain, but the clinical presentation is highly variable. Although few studies have been done to support evidence-based management, several recent advances have the potential to enhance understanding of the causes of the disease and to guide treatment decisions. Investigators of the Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertensi…

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