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May 1974

Pseudotumor Cerebri Treated: by Rice-Reduction Diet

Author Affiliations

Durham, NC

From the Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC.

Arch Intern Med. 1974;133(5):802-807. doi:10.1001/archinte.1974.00320170084007

Pseudotumor cerebri has been described in association with a variety of conditions. One of the more common associations has been with obesity. Despite the usual benignity of this condition, many patients with this disorder have been subjected to various surgical procedures. Surgery was not without complications. This report of nine patients treated with a rice/reduction diet demonstrates that the condition can be reversed by salt restriction and weight reduction with diet alone. Complete reversal of the papilledema and improvement in accompanying metabolic and vascular abnormalities is shown.

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