Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
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Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is a condition that increases pressure around the brain. The fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord (cerebrospinal fluid, or CSF) increases and causes the pressure. Idiopathic means that the cause of this condition is not known.
IIH affects the brain and spinal cord. If this condition is not treated, it can cause vision loss or blindness.
The cause of this condition is not known.
This information is not intended to replace advice given to you by your health care provider. Make sure you discuss any questions you have with your health care provider.
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