Idiopathic intracranial hypertension as a cause of severe intractable headache in a patient with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A case report from Eastern Nepal

Bhupendra Shah
2018 Journal of Advances in Internal Medicine  
The common risk factors for Idiopathic intracranial hypertension are obesity, female gender, hypervitaminosis A, and steroid withdrawal. Even though Idiopathic intracranial hypertension is considered as a neuropsychiatric manifestation of Systemic lupus erythematosus, it is often missed by the physician as a cause of a headache in a patient with Systemic lupus erythematosus. We report a case of 21-year-old female who presented in our outpatient department with a history of a severe intractable
more » ... rogressive headache for a duration of four weeks and blurring of vision for five days who was later diagnosed as a case of idiopathic intracranial hypertension with Systemic lupus erythematosus. She recovered dramatically with the institution of steroid and acetazolamide therapy.
doi:10.3126/jaim.v7i2.23490 fatcat:3tubxyglfnfivpgtf3zotrqwe4