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Digoxin as a Treatment for Patients With Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

Jen Haagensen, MS, and Carl Hoegerl, DO, MSc
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Received: December 27, 2012

Accepted: August 29, 2013

Published: March 1, 2014

J Osteopath Med; 114(3): 213-215

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH)—sometimes called pseudotumor cerebri—is a neurologic condition distinguished by any of the following symptoms: headache, increased cerebrospinal fluid pressure, papilledema, vision loss, diplopia, tinnitus, deafness, nausea and vomiting, or sixth nerve palsy. Medical and surgical management options are available for patients with IIH. The authors report a case of IIH that was successfully resolved with digoxin after standard avenues of therapy were exhausted.

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