S-Space College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원) Neurosurgery (신경외과학전공) Journal Papers (저널논문_신경외과학전공)
Obesity may not be a risk factor for idiopathic intracranial hypertension in Asians
- Kim, Tae Wan; Choung, Ho Kyung; Khwarg, Sang In; Hwang, Jeong-Min; Yang, Hee Jin
- Issue Date
- Eur J Neurol. 2008; 15(8): 876-879
- Adult; Asian Continental Ancestry Group; Female; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Obesity/*complications/*epidemiology; Pseudotumor Cerebri/*etiology; Retrospective Studies; Risk Factors
- 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.
- 1468-1331 (Electronic)
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