J Neurol Sci 2022 06 29;437:120271. Epub 2022 Apr 29.
Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address:
Background: Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is a condition that most often occurs in women of reproductive age with elevated body mass index (BMI) (typical patients). Individuals outside of this demographic group (atypical patients) may have a different pathophysiology underlying raised intracranial pressure (ICP) leading to unique clinical presentations and prognosis.
Methods: Retrospective chart review of patients with IIH in typical and atypical demographic groups: men, those diagnosed at age 40 or older and those with BMI <26. Read More