Adjuvant Therapy for Abnormal CSF Circulation in Children

This page was last updated on May 9th, 2017


Kemel Ahmed Ghotme, M.D.

James M. Drake, M.D.

Section Editor

Shlomi Constantini, M.D.

Editor in Chief

Rick Abbott, M.D.


  • Acetazolamide: A carbonic anhydrase inhibitor, acetazolamide, will decrease the production of CSF and has been used to manage mild cases of idiopathic intracranial hypertension and benign extraaxial CSF collections. It is not recommended for the treatment of post-hemorrhagic ventricular dilatation (37).
  • Steroids: Various forms of steroids have been used to manage hydrocephalus due to inflammation associated with conditions such as tuberculous meningitis (38, 39).