Is Chronic IH Genetic?
Genes play a role in many diseases and disorders. Identifying whether chronic intracranial hypertension has a genetic component is of great interest to researchers since it could illuminate why this disorder occurs and spur the development of targeted treatments. It would also explain why some people are susceptible to chronic intracranial hypertension while others are not.
Answering the genetic question is a key goal of the Intracranial Hypertension Registry. And each person with chronic IH holds important clues. The IH Registry and researchers at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio are currently seeking families, in which two or more members are diagnosed with idiopathic intracranial hypertension, for a genetic research project. For more information on this study or on joining the IH Registry, please fill out the form below.