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Idiopathic intracranial hypertension

Disease definition

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension is a neurological disorder characterized by isolated increased intracranial pressure manifesting with recurrent and persistent headaches, nausea, vomiting, progressive and transient obstruction of the visual field, papilledema. Visual loss can be irreversible.

ORPHA:238624

  • Synonym(s):
    • Benign intracranial hypertension
    • IIH
    • Pseudotumor cerebri
  • Prevalence: 1-5 / 10 000
  • Inheritance: -
  • Age of onset: Adult, Elderly
  • ICD-10: G93.2
  • OMIM: 243200
  • UMLS: C0033845
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 4561
  • MedDRA: -

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