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Tension-type headache

Arnaud Fumal and Jean Schoenen

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/9780199545148.003.0007

Series: Oxford Pain Management Library

Tension-type headache

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• Tension-type headache is an ill-defined and heterogeneous syndrome. • Peripheral pain mechanisms are most likely to play a role in episodic tension-type headache. • Central dysnociception seems to be predominant in chronic tension-type headache. • This chapter summarizes the known pathophysiological features of tension-type headache and proposes a pathogenic model.

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Subjects: Clinical Medicine

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