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Secondary headaches

Zaza Katsarava and Kasja Rabe

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/9780199545148.003.0013

Series: Oxford Pain Management Library

Secondary headaches

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• Correct and effective treatment of symptomatic headaches is based on an accurate diagnosis. • Controlled randomized trials supporting therapy of symptomatic headaches are lacking. • Intake of pain medication should be guided by the physician to prevent medication overuse headache. • Treatment of choice for medication overuse headache is abrupt withdrawal of drugs. Prophylactic therapy might be considered in all patients at risk of medication overuse.

Chapter.  2611 words. 

Subjects: Clinical Medicine

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