Similar to adults, in older post-pubertal children, there is a common association of IIH with obesity. In younger pre-pubertal children, though, many are not obese.
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Dr. Jones is assistant professor of pediatric emergency medicine at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.
Dr. Cantor is professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics, director of the pediatric emergency department, and medical director of the Central New York Regional Poison Control Center at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York.