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Idiopathic intracranial hypertension associated with iron-deficiency anaemia
  1. Eva Bridget Forman1,
  2. James Joseph O'Byrne1,
  3. Louise Capra2,
  4. Elizabeth McElnea3,
  5. Mary D King1
  1. 1 Department of Neurology, Children's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  2. 2 General Paediatrics, Children's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  3. 3 Department of Ophthalmology, Children's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  1. Correspondence to Dr Eva Bridget Forman, Department of Neurology, Children's University Hospital, Temple Street, Dublin 1, Ireland; forman.eva{at}

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A 12-year-old Nigerian girl presented to the Emergency Department with headache, dizziness and diplopia. She had a history of menorrhagia. Mild dyspnoea, tachycardia, left sixth cranial nerve palsy and papilloedema (figures 1 and 2) were noted. Body mass index was normal. Full blood count revealed haemoglobin of 4.8 g/dl. The red cells were hypochromic and mircocytic. A CT …

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  • Contributors Each individual author qualifies for authorship based on making substantial contributions in data analysis, drafting and editing the manuscript and clinical care of the patient.

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