Vitamin A in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients with and without idiopathic intracranial hypertension

Judith E A Warner, Paul S. Bernstein, Alexander Yemelyanov, Stephen C. Alder, Steven T. Farnsworth, Kathleen B. Digre

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Abstract

We quantified vitamin A in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension, elevated intracranial pressure of other causes and normal intracranial pressure. Vitamin A could be detected by high-pressure liquid chromatography in most of the specimens. There was a significantly higher level of vitamin A in the cerebrospinal fluid of some patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension. Vitamin A toxicity may play a role in the pathogenesis of idiopathic intracranial hypertension.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)647-650
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Neurology
Volume52
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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