Looking for idiopathic intracranial hypertension in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome

Nicholas Higgins, John Pickard, Andrew Lever

Abstract


Headache is common in chronic fatigue syndrome, a condition of unknown cause in which there are no clinical signs. Fatigue is common in idiopathic intracranial hypertension, a headache condition of unknown cause in which the only clinical signs are those of raised intracranial pressure, signs which may be absent. Might, therefore, idiopathic intracranial hypertension be present in some patients diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome? Could the two conditions be related?

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