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Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), also known as "Pseudotumor Cerebri" is characterized by increased intracranial pressure without a known cause but is associated with females, obesity and certain medications. Patients typically present with the classic symptoms of increased intracranial pressure such as headaches, nausea, papilledema, and vision loss. The cause of IIH is unknown and the optimal treatment for this disorder remains unclear.
 

There is some evidence to suggest that the development of IIH may be in part genetic, however, the genes that cause IIH are currently unknown. Our team is determined to uncover the genetic causes of IIH and improve the lives of patients. Affected individuals and their families are welcomed and encouraged to participate!