Prevalence of idiopathic intracranial hypertension and associated factors in obese children and adolescents


Tepe D., Demirel F., Seker E. D. , ARHAN E., Tayfun M., Esen I., ...More

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM, vol.29, no.8, pp.907-914, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/jpem-2015-0470
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.907-914
  • Keywords: children, intracranial hypertension, obesity, papilledema, BODY-MASS INDEX, PSEUDOTUMOR CEREBRI, PEDIATRIC-PATIENTS, TURKISH CHILDREN, CYSTIC-FIBROSIS, VITAMIN-A, PAPILLEDEMA, CHILDHOOD, PRESSURE, GROWTH

Abstract

Background: Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is one of the most important and rare complications of obesity. Prevalence of IIH in childhood obesity is not known. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of IIH in obese children and adolescents and to investigate the relevant factors.