Friday, January 11, 2013

NPH Can Mimic Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Diseases


Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) is caused by the buildup of fluid in the brain. Symptoms include difficulty walking, memory loss and inability to control urine.

NPH can sometimes be corrected with surgical installation of a shunt in the brain to drain excess fluid.

One of the classic symptoms is a "magnetic gait," that makes it difficult to walk.



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