Giant cell arteritis and normal pressure hydrocephalus. A case report

F. Girotti, S. Lodrini, M. P. Grassi, A. Allegranza

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Abstract

The first known case of association of giant cell arteritis and normal pressure hydrocephalus is described. The arteritis was cured with corticosteroid therapy while hydrocephalus required ventriculo-peritoneal shunt. The high protein content of cerebrospinal fluid of this patient is probably the pathogenetic mechanism of cerebrospinal fluid block, leading to occult obstructive hydrocephalus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-75
Number of pages5
JournalItalian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1984

Keywords

  • Giant cell arteritis
  • normal pressure hydrocephalus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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