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Are there drugs to cure pseudotumor cerebri?

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Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

There are drugs (acetazolamide and other diuretics) that may alleviate the symptoms of paeudorumor very well, and pseudotumor may often go into remission, but it's hard to call them cures.

In brief: No

There are drugs (acetazolamide and other diuretics) that may alleviate the symptoms of paeudorumor very well, and pseudotumor may often go into remission, but it's hard to call them cures.
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Dr. Anthony Mosley
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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Management not cure

Pseudotumor cerebri is increased brain pressure not due to a tumor. It can be caused by hormone effects, use of steroids, obesity, or other toxic effects.
First, a cause should be determined, but treatment could be started with repeated spinal taps, diamox, (acetazolamide) or surgery to release pressure on the optic nerve. Chronic conditions may need a lumbo-peritoneal shunt.

In brief: Management not cure

Pseudotumor cerebri is increased brain pressure not due to a tumor. It can be caused by hormone effects, use of steroids, obesity, or other toxic effects.
First, a cause should be determined, but treatment could be started with repeated spinal taps, diamox, (acetazolamide) or surgery to release pressure on the optic nerve. Chronic conditions may need a lumbo-peritoneal shunt.
Dr. William Goldie
Dr. William Goldie
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