Idiopathic intracranial hypertension

Jonathan Baird-Gunning, Christian J. Lueck

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    Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is primarily a disease of overweight women of childbearing age but it can affect any weight, sex or age. It is a potential cause of blindness and is associated with reduced quality of life due to visual loss, headaches and depression. It consumes significant healthcare resources related to monitoring and treatment. The overall incidence is increasing, probably related to the global increase in obesity. While many conditions can be associated with the syndrome, the cause of IIH remains unknown and the optimal treatment remains uncertain.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Curated Reference Collection in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology
    PublisherElsevier Science Ltd.
    ISBN (Electronic)9780128093245
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016


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