Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Incidence

Facts about normal pressure hydrocephalus:

  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus is more common in adults.
  • About 2 million people in the US develop normal pressure hydrocephalus each year.
  • NPH is responsible for about 5% of all cases of dementia.

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Last Updated: Mar 26, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus References
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