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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 475-477

Clarithromycin Culprit of Benign Intracranial Hypertension


1 Department of Medicine and Cardiovascular Science, Nottingham NHS Trust, Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 Department of Medicine, Cambridge University Hospitals, Cambridge, United Kingdom
3 Department of Medicine, Waterford General Hospital, Waterford, United Kingdom

Correspondence Address:
Habib Rehman Khan
Nottingham City Hospital, Nottingham
United Kingdom
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-2327.165477

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Benign intracranial hypertension is characterized with increase in CSF opening pressure with no specific etiology. It is predominantly found in women of child bearing age and particularly in individuals with obesity. Visual disturbances or loss and associated headaches are common and can lead to blindness if left untreated. Diagnosis can be achieved once other causes of visual loss, headaches and high opening pressures are excluded. Management consists of serial optic disc assessments although no specific treatment is available despite recent trials using carbonic anhydrase inhibitors. Diet modification and weight management can help in therapy.


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