Pseudotumor Cerebri Secondary to Minocycline Intake

Earl Robert G. Ang, MD, J. C. Chava Zimmerman, MD, Elissa Malkin, DO, MPH


J Am Board Fam Med. 2002;15(3) 

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A case is reported of a patient admitted through the Emergency Department after being seen by an ophthalmologist for headaches and blurred vision. Information regarding her case was obtained by chart reviews, interviews with the patient and her family, the attending family physician, and the consulting ophthalmologist, and the recommendations of the consulting neurologist were reviewed. A MEDLINE and MD Consult literature review was undertaken using the key words "pseudotumor cerebri," "benign intracranial hypertension," idiopathic intracranial hypertension," and "minocycline."


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