Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH)

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), also known as Pseudotumor Cerebri, is a disorder of elevated spinal fluid pressure in the brain that may lead to progressive loss of vision over time – which may be permanent. The condition predominately affects women in the reproductive age group. Its incidence is rising, but we do not yet understand what is driving this increase. While obesity is a frequently cited risk factor, the percentage of obese women who develop IIH is small, implying other unknown factors (e.g., hormones, lipids, and inflammation) may play a crucial role in the development of this condition.

Dr. Abhay Moghekar is conducting research-utilizing biomarkers in CSF samples collected from IIH patients at Johns Hopkins’ Cerebrospinal Fluid Center to measure and help determine what role inflammation, weight, hormonal and lipid imbalance plays in the development of IIH. Tune-in to hear Dr. Moghekar discuss how his work aims to unlock the mysteries behind this rare and debilitating disorder. The talk will include a Q&A and information on how you can support this important research study. 

 Event Date
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Start Time: 1:00pm
End Time: 2:00pm

 Contact
Department of Neurology
neurodev@jhmi.edu

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