hydromeningitis

hydromeningitis

 [hi″dro-men″in-ji´tis]
meningitis with serous effusion.
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idiopathic intracranial hypertension

A neurological disorder characterised by an idiopathic increase in intracranial pressure in the absence of organic disease; it is more common in young women, especially if obese.
 
Clinical findings
Headache, nausea, vomiting, pulsatile tinnitus, double vision and other visual symptoms; with time, swelling of the optic disc and blindness.
 
Workup
Brain scan and a lumbar puncture to exclude organic disease.

Management
Acetazolamide, or surgery to relieve the pressure.
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hydromeningitis

(hī″drō-mĕn″ĭn-jī′tĭs) [″ + meninx, membrane, + itis, inflammation]
1. An inflammation of membranes of the brain with serous effusion.
2. An inflammation of Descemet's membrane.
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