Idiopathic intracranial hypertension following kidney transplantation: A case report and review of the literature

Christine E. Chamberlain, Edmond FitzGibbon, Eric M. Wassermann, John A. Butman, David Kettl, Doug Hale, Allan D. Kirk, Roslyn B. Mannon

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Abstract

A pediatric kidney transplant recipient receiving tacrolimus for immunosuppression experienced symptoms consistent with idiopathic intracranial hypertension. The diagnosis of idiopathic intracranial hypertension and possible secondary causes of intracranial hypertension are reviewed in association with the patient's clinical course. Treatment options for the reversal of intracranial hypertension are summarized. Because of the complexity of associated conditions in kidney transplant recipients, symptoms of persistent headaches, visual changes and nausea and vomiting should be promptly investigated by fundoscopic examination in the setting of immunosuppression therapy to prevent vision loss.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)545-550
Number of pages6
JournalPediatric Transplantation
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2005

Keywords

  • Headache
  • Idiopathic intracranial hypertension
  • Kidney transplant
  • Papilledema
  • Tacrolimus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Transplantation

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