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Am J Med. 2018 Jan;131(1):17-24. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2017.09.005. Epub 2017 Sep 20.

Headache.

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1
Graham Headache Center, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.
2
Graham Headache Center, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass. Electronic address: wmullally@bwh.harvard.edu.

Abstract

Headache, an almost universal human experience, is one of the most common complaints encountered in medicine and neurology. Described and categorized since antiquity, with the first classification by Aretaeus of Cappadocia, other classifications followed. The evaluation of this condition may be straightforward or challenging, and, though often benign, headache may prove to be an ominous symptom. This review discusses the current diagnosis and classification of headache disorders and principles of management, with a focus on migraine, tension-type headache, trigeminal autonomic cephalgias, and various types of daily headache.

KEYWORDS:

Cluster headache; Headache; Headache classification; Migraine; Tension-type headache

PMID:
28939471
DOI:
10.1016/j.amjmed.2017.09.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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