Pertinent Historical Information

1. Does patient have a frontal headache that worsens when lying down, blurred vision, and vomiting, especially in the morning without associated nausea (classic history of ICP)?

2. Is there a history of bleeding disorders or coagulation disorders, fever, problems with coordination, or underlying medical conditions?

3. What medication(s) does patient take?

Differential Diagnosis. Increased ICP occurs when there is an excess of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), blood, or brain tissue within the rigid confines of the skull. Increased ICP can result from a variety of causes.

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