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2020 Mar 24

J Neuroophthalmol

Elevated Intracranial Pressure Associated With Exogenous Hormonal Therapy Used for Gender Affirmation.


Nguyen HV, Gilbert AL, Fortin E, Vodopivec I, Torun N, Chwalisz BK, Cestari DM, Rizzo JF
J Neuroophthalmol. 2020 Mar 24.
PMID: 32235230.


Addison disease, corticosteroid withdrawal, and taking synthetic growth hormone have been linked with development of intracranial hypertension, but there is still debate on whether administration of other exogenous hormones plays a role in precipitating elevated pressure. The growing use of hormonal therapy for gender affirmation provides an opportunity to explore this possibility.