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Vasculitis Headache

Lawrence C. Newman and Morris Levin

in Headache and Facial Pain

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780195373875
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322800 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195373875.003.0010

Series: What Do I Do Now

Vasculitis Headache

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Inflammation of cerebral arteries is virtually always painful. Both primary and secondary forms (including drug-induced cerebral arteritis) may present primarily with headache and must be excluded. This chapter outlines diagnostic and treatment considerations in cerebral vasculitis. The curious disorders “headache with associated neurological deficits and cerebrospinal fluid lymphocytosis” and “reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome” share some features of cerebral vasculitis and are also discussed in this chapter.

Chapter.  1098 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology ; Pain Medicine

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