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Migraine

Anne MacGregor

in Migraine and other Primary Headaches

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199545148
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607242 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199545148.003.0002

Series: Oxford Pain Management Library

Migraine

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• Migraine is the commonest cause of severe episodic recurrent headache. • The diagnosis is based on a history of typical symptoms in the absence of physical signs. • No tests or investigations can confirm the diagnosis of migraine and their only indication is to exclude secondary headaches. • Diary cards are an invaluable aid to diagnosis.

Chapter.  2503 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Clinical Medicine

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