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May 28, 2002

Headache diagnoses in patients with treated idiopathic intracranial hypertension

May 28, 2002 issue
58 (10) 1551-1553


The authors reviewed medical records of 82 patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) to determine the frequency of headaches occurring after initial diagnosis and treatment of IIH, classifiable by the International Headache Society guidelines. Sixty-eight percent of patients had definable headache disorders, including episodic tension type headache (30%) and migraine without aura (20%). Patients with IIH frequently have other types of headaches, not necessarily related to increased intracranial pressure.

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Volume 58Number 10May 28, 2002
Pages: 1551-1553
PubMed: 12034799

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Received: July 27, 2001
Accepted: February 5, 2002
Published online: May 28, 2002
Published in print: May 28, 2002


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Deborah I. Friedman, MD
From the Department of Neurology (Dr. Friedman and E. Rausch) and Ophthalmology (Dr. Friedman), State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse.
Elizabeth A. Rausch, BA
From the Department of Neurology (Dr. Friedman and E. Rausch) and Ophthalmology (Dr. Friedman), State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse.


Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr. Deborah I. Friedman, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Rochester, 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14642.

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