What do transgender patients teach us about Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension?
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- Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research (IMSR); University of Birmingham; B15 2TT UK
- Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH), a condition of raised intracranial pressure, is characterised by headaches and visual disturbances. Its pathogenesis is currently unknown, however dysregulation of androgens may be implicated. Here, we present a case of a 22 year old patient undergoing female-to-male (FTM) gender reassignment who developed IIH shortly after commencing testosterone therapy. This interesting case presents the possibility of androgens having a pathogenic role in IIH.
|Early online date||10 May 2017|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
- Androgens, gender reassignment, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, papilloedema testosterone