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Complainant Name:
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension UK (IIH UK)

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Daily Telegraph

Complaint:

Representatives of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension UK (IIH UK) complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had inaccurately stated that a woman with idiopathic intracranial hypertension "ingests" excess brain fluid to relieve her symptoms.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following correction on page two of the newspaper:

An item on Apr 12 incorrectly reported that a woman with idiopathic intracranial hypertension "ingests" excess brain fluid via a drain from her brain to her stomach. In fact, the fluid flows into the peritoneal cavity where it is absorbed into the bloodstream. To learn more about idiopathic intracranial hypertension, please go to the IIH UK national charity website www.iih.org.uk.

Date Published: 25/07/2013



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