Idiopathic intracranial hypertension in children and adolescents

I. U. Scott, R. M. Siatkowski, M. Eneyni, M. C. Brodsky, Byron L Lam

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PURPOSE: To investigate sex distribution, frequency of obesity, and other associated conditions among children and adolescents with idiopathic intracranial hypertension. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of patients aged 18 years or younger diagnosed with idiopathic intracranial hypertension between 1988 and 1995 at two medical centers. Meta-analyses were performed using our data pooled with published information. RESULTS: Of 374 patients, 175 (46.8%) were male and 199 (53.2%) were female. Obesity was noted in 50 (29.6%) of the 169 patients for whom relevant data are available, and other associated conditions were noted in 185 (53.2%) of the 348 patients. CONCLUSIONS: Idiopathic intracranial hypertension among children and adolescents affects boys and girls equally; concurrent obesity occurs less frequently than in adults; and other associated conditions or secondary causes are common.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-255
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume124
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 21 1997

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Scott, I. U., Siatkowski, R. M., Eneyni, M., Brodsky, M. C., & Lam, B. L. (1997). Idiopathic intracranial hypertension in children and adolescents. American Journal of Ophthalmology, 124(2), 253-255.

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension in children and adolescents. / Scott, I. U.; Siatkowski, R. M.; Eneyni, M.; Brodsky, M. C.; Lam, Byron L.

In: American Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 124, No. 2, 21.08.1997, p. 253-255.

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Scott, IU, Siatkowski, RM, Eneyni, M, Brodsky, MC & Lam, BL 1997, 'Idiopathic intracranial hypertension in children and adolescents', American Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 124, no. 2, pp. 253-255.
Scott IU, Siatkowski RM, Eneyni M, Brodsky MC, Lam BL. Idiopathic intracranial hypertension in children and adolescents. American Journal of Ophthalmology. 1997 Aug 21;124(2):253-255.
Scott, I. U. ; Siatkowski, R. M. ; Eneyni, M. ; Brodsky, M. C. ; Lam, Byron L. / Idiopathic intracranial hypertension in children and adolescents. In: American Journal of Ophthalmology. 1997 ; Vol. 124, No. 2. pp. 253-255.
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