How dangerous is NHP?

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How dangerous is NHP?

NPH is not common. It is a diagnosis sometimes suggested inappropriately an CT or MRI brain reports when it is in fact a clinical diagnosis which can be strengthened or weakened by brain scans. There is a range of opinion on optimal investigation e.g lumbar puncture as therapeutic trial OR CSF pressure studies OR inster ventricular shunt as therapeutic trial. These investigations and treatments bring risk. Untrea5ted NPH risks avoidable impairment of gait, memory and continence.

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