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Investigation & management of idiopathic intracranial hypertension
Dr Syed Amir Zaidi MBBS, MRCP, Tahir Majeed MBBS, FRCP, PHD
Foundation Years Journal, volume 7, issue 7, p.32 (123Doc Education, London, July 2013)
This case focuses the presentation, investigations and management of patient with Idiopathic intracranial hypertension. We emphasise the importance of early recognition, diagnosis and treatment of Idiopathic intracranial hypertension to prevent serious complications like visual loss.
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Dr Syed Amir Zaidi MBBS, MRCP (Corresponding author)
Clinical Fellow Neurology
Royal Preston Hospital
Tahir Majeed MBBS, FRCP, PHD
Consultant Neurologist at Royal Preston Hospital
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