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what is idiopathic intracranial hypertension?

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Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Unknown cause: Ideopathic means unknown. Pressure in the brain is usually due to tumor or infection. If these are ruled out, the pressure is considered ideopathic. Another term can be pseudo tumor. There can be normal pressure hydrocephalus in the elderly, but reducing "pressure" makes them better.
Answered on Nov 30, 2017
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