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Transient, unilateral, complete, oculomotor palsy in an adult patient with idiopathic intracranial hypertension

  • IVO BEKAVAC1
  • SANGEETA GOEL2

1,Department of Neurology Cedar Valley Medical Specialists

2,Department of Neurology Covenant Hospital

DOI: 10.22514/SV61.042011.8 Vol.6,Issue 1,May 2011 pp.44-46

Published: 02 May 2011

*Corresponding Author(s): IVO BEKAVAC E-mail: neuromarina@aol.com

Abstract

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is a well recognized condition of elevated intracranial pressure of unknown cause. Many etiologies have been proposed, but few- besides a high body mass index, hypervitaminosis A, steroid withdrawal, exposure to tetracyclines and female gender- have been proven. The main morbidity in this condition is visual loss and is often reversed if recognized early and treated promptly with weight- reduction, a low-sodium diet and acetazolamide.

Keywords

idiopathic intracranial hypertension, oculomotor palsy, headache, adult

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IVO BEKAVAC,SANGEETA GOEL. Transient, unilateral, complete, oculomotor palsy in an adult patient with idiopathic intracranial hypertension. Signa Vitae. 2011. 6(1);44-46.

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