The following factors have been associated with pseudotumor cerebri:

Obesity

Obesity has been associated with pseudotumor cerebri, which occurs in 1 to 2 people in 100,000. About 4 to 21 obese women in 100,000 develop the condition. Obese women under the age of 44 are more likely to develop the disorder.

Medications

Substances that have been linked to pseudotumor cerebri include:

  • Growth hormone
  • Tetracycline
  • Excess vitamin A

Other medications may be associated with pseudotumor cerebri, but further research is needed.

Health problems

The following conditions and diseases have been linked to pseudotumor cerebri:

  • Addison's disease
  • Anemia
  • Behcet's syndrome
  • Blood-clotting disorders
  • Lupus
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Sleep apnea
  • Underactive parathyroid glands
  • Uremia
Feb. 01, 2014