What is the prognosis of normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH)?

The symptoms of normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) usually get worse over time if the condition is not treated, although some people may experience temporary improvement. While the success of treatment with a shunt varies from person to person, some people recover almost completely after treatment and have a good quality of life. Early diagnosis and treatment improve the chance of a good recovery.

This answer is based on source information from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

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