Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension in a Mother and Pre-pubertal Twins

Shanlee M. Stevens, Collin M. McClelland, John J. Chen, Michael S. Lee

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Abstract

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension is a syndrome of elevated intracranial pressure without an identifiable cause. The majority of cases appear to be sporadic, and incidence is highest in obese women of childbearing age. The role of genetics in the pathophysiology of the disease is unclear, and familial cases are rare. We report a familial occurrence in a mother and her twin, 5-year-old sons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-52
Number of pages4
JournalNeuro-Ophthalmology
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported, in part, by an unrestricted grant to the Department of Ophthalmology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, by Research to Prevent Blindness, Inc., New York, NY.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019, © 2019 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Keywords

  • Idiopathic intracranial hypertension
  • familial
  • genetic
  • pre-pubertal
  • pseudotumor cerebri

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