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Secondary headaches

Julio Pascual

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/9780199545148.003.0005

Series: Oxford Pain Management Library

Secondary headaches

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• There are numerous causes of secondary headache. • Serious secondary headache should be excluded by evaluating headache alarms. • The next step is to identify or exclude other secondary headaches versus primary headaches. • For some secondary headaches, the accompanying symptoms and signs make the underlying diagnosis obvious. • For other secondary headaches, headache may be the main or even the only symptom, and can mimic any primary headache.

Chapter.  2453 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Clinical Medicine

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