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Obesity may not be a risk factor for idiopathic intracranial hypertension in Asians

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Authors
Kim, Tae Wan; Choung, Ho Kyung; Khwarg, Sang In; Hwang, Jeong-Min; Yang, Hee Jin
Issue Date
2008-08-08
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell
Citation
Eur J Neurol. 2008; 15(8): 876-879
Keywords
AdultAsian Continental Ancestry GroupFemaleHumansMaleMiddle AgedObesity/*complications/*epidemiologyPseudotumor Cerebri/*etiologyRetrospective StudiesRisk Factors
Abstract
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is a clinical condition characterized by signs and symptoms of increased intracranial pressure. We demonstrated the clinical presentation of IIH of Asians and investigated any ethnic difference in pathogenesis. METHODS AND RESULTS: Ten patients who fulfilled the modified Dandy criteria and four with presumed diagnosis for IIH were included. Only one patient (7.1%) was obese according to body mass index, seven were overweight, and six weighed normal. CONCLUSIONS: Obesity was not frequently found in Caucasians with IIH. This data indirectly suggest that obesity may not play a major role in the pathogenesis of IIH in Asians. Awareness of this is helpful in early diagnosis and treatment of IIH in Asians.
ISSN
1468-1331 (Electronic)
Language
English
URI
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=18684312

http://hdl.handle.net/10371/68424
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-1331.2008.02207.x
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