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Disease Hydrocephalus, Normal Pressure

Name Hydrocephalus, Normal Pressure
Synonyms Hakim's Syndrome | Hakims Syndrome | Hakim's Syndromes | Hakim Syndrome | Hakim Syndromes | Hydrocephalus, Normal-Pressure | Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus | NPH (Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus) | NPHs (Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus) | Syndrome, Hakim | Syndrome, Hakim's | Syndromes, Hakim | Syndromes, Hakim's
Definition A form of compensated hydrocephalus characterized clinically by a slowly progressive gait disorder (see GAIT DISORDERS, NEUROLOGIC), progressive intellectual decline, and URINARY INCONTINENCE. Spinal fluid pressure tends to be in the high normal range. This condition may result from processes which interfere with the absorption of CSF including SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE, chronic MENINGITIS, and other conditions. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp631-3)
Categories Nervous system disease
MeSH® ID D006850
OMIM® ID 236690
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DiseasesNervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Central Nervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Brain Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Hydrocephalus Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Hydrocephalus, Normal Pressure

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Hydrocephalus, Normal Pressure
  Tremor, Hereditary Essential, And Idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus