Idiopathic intracranial hypertension as a cause of severe intractable headache in a patient with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A case report from Eastern Nepal

  • Bhupendra Shah B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
  • Mathew Ibrahim Amprayil B.P.Koirala institute of health sciences, Dharan, Nepal
  • Rahul Taparia B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
  • Shailesh Mani Pokhrel B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
Keywords: Idiopathic intracranial hypertension, systemic lupus erythematosus, headache, Nepal, papilledema, steroid

Abstract

Correction: Unfortunately, several authors on this paper were omitted. Therefore, on 15th April 2019 the following authors were added to the paper: Mathew Ibrahim Amprayil, Rahul Taparia and Shailesh Mani Pokhrel. The editorial board apologises for this error.

The common risk factors for Idiopathic intracranial hypertension are obesity, female gender, hypervitaminosis A, and steroid withdrawal. Even though Idiopathic intracranial hypertension is considered as a neuropsychiatric manifestation of Systemic lupus erythematosus, it is often missed by the physician as a cause of a headache in a patient with Systemic lupus erythematosus. We report a case of 21-year-old female who presented in our outpatient department with a history of a severe intractable progressive headache for a duration of four weeks and blurring of vision for five days who was later diagnosed as a case of idiopathic intracranial hypertension with Systemic lupus erythematosus. She recovered dramatically with the institution of steroid and acetazolamide therapy.

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Author Biographies

Bhupendra Shah, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine

Mathew Ibrahim Amprayil, B.P.Koirala institute of health sciences, Dharan, Nepal

Junior Resident, Department of Internal Medicine

Rahul Taparia, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

Lecturer, Department of Internal Medicine

Shailesh Mani Pokhrel, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology

Published
2018-12-31
How to Cite
Shah, B., Amprayil, M., Taparia, R., & Pokhrel, S. (2018). Idiopathic intracranial hypertension as a cause of severe intractable headache in a patient with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A case report from Eastern Nepal. Journal of Advances in Internal Medicine, 7(2), 40-42. https://doi.org/10.3126/jaim.v7i2.23490
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Case Reports