Pseudotumor cerebri as presenting syndrome of Addisonian crisis

M. G. Leggio, A. Cappa, M. Molinari, S. M. Corsello, G. Gainotti

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Abstract

In a patient who developed clinical signs of intracranial hypertension, bilateral papilledema and diplopia, in association with mild hypotension, hyponatremia and hyperkalemia, the hypothesis of Addison's disease was raised and confirmed. Substitutional therapy led to complete recovery. The present paper represents the first report of pseudotumor cerebri as the only clinical sign of an Addisonian crisis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-389
Number of pages5
JournalItalian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Volume16
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1995

Keywords

  • Addison's disease
  • intracranial hypertension
  • pseudotumor cerebri

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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