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Is there a connection between lupus and pseudotumor cerebri?

Is there a connection between lupus and pseudotumor cerebri?

Possibly: There does seem to be an association between lupus and pseudotumor cerebri. But the association may be spurious and related to cerebral venous thrombosis (lupus is often associated with hypercoaguability) or side effects of corticosteroids which are used sometimes to treat lupus. ...Read more

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Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
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Pseudotumor Cerebri (Definition)

Pseudotumor cerebri is a condition in which the pressure inside your skull increases when there is no obvious cause. While symptoms may resemble those of a brain tumor, there is no actual tumor present. The condition occurs more commonly in obese women, especially those ...Read more


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I have pseudotumor cerebri and lupus. Is it ok to do Bikram yoga? I'm on acetazolamide and plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)

I have pseudotumor cerebri and lupus. Is it ok to do Bikram yoga? I'm on acetazolamide and plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)

Ask your MD: Bikram yoga has 26 positions with some a little extreme considering the effort involved. I would print them out and show to your Doctor before enrolling. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between optic nerve atrophy and pseudotumor cerebri?

Is there a connection between optic nerve atrophy and pseudotumor cerebri?

Increase pressure: When spinal fluid pressure increase it compromise blood flow to the optic nerves. ...Read more

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Are there adverse effects of Plan B on pseudotumor cerebri?

Are there adverse effects of Plan B on pseudotumor cerebri?

Unknown: The cause of pseudotumor cerebri is uknown. It has been associated with implantable contraceptive devices, such as the Norplant and Mirena iud, which contain levonorgestrel. Plan b consists of a dose of Levonorgestrel to prevent pregnancy. There are not studies showing direct causation. Discuss with the clinicians taking care of the condition before using this medication. ...Read more

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If there any relation between pseudotumor cerebri and white matter lesions?

Major: One (pc) is usually a temporary issue sometimes related to medications and usually reversible if treated in time. White matter lesions are likely permanent if not progressive. ...Read more

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Is pseudotumor cerebri genetic?

Pseudotumor cerebri: There are have some cases described where pseudotumor cerebri seems to run in the family and a genetic/hereditary basis is suspected. However that is the exception and most cases are not inherited. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for pseudotumor cerebri?

Lumbar puncture: Repeated lumbar punctures, steroids and diuretics such as Diamox (acetazolamide) are the usual treatments occasionally a shunt may have to be created by the surgeon for the reduction of pressure if conservative treatment fails. ...Read more

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What is the usual treatment for pseudotumor cerebri?

What is the usual treatment for pseudotumor cerebri?

Non-operative: Weight loss will often help. Many patients will respond to fluid restriction, corticosteroids and diuretics. In rare cases either optic nerve fenestration or shunting may be required but these are really last resort choices. Visual loss is possible and must be checked carefully. ...Read more

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Can you regain vision loss due to pseudotumor cerebri?

Can you regain vision loss due to pseudotumor cerebri?

Pseudotumor: Vision loss in pseudotumor is due to compression of the optic nerve. Recovery is the rule but if the condition is unrecognized, or lasts a very long time without treatment, then the vision may not fully recover. It is important to get the cerebrospinal fluid pressure lowered as soon as possible. A neurologist or neuro-ophthalmologist should be consulted for this. ...Read more

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