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Neurol Neurochir Pol. 1997 Sep-Oct;31(5):895-904.

[Factors contributing to so-called idiopathic headaches].

[Article in Polish]

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  • 1Katedry i Kliniki Neurologii AM w Lodzi.


The interest in factors that may trigger in some cases idiopathic headache has increased in recent years. This problem has not been discussed in Polish literature up to now. An analysis of precipitating factors in a group of 116 patients: 70 with migraine, 30 with tension type of headache and 16 with cluster headache was conducted. In these groups: 60 patients (87%) with migraine, 24 patients (80%) with tension type headache and 15 patients (94%) with cluster headache confirmed activity of precipitating factors was shown. Stress was the most frequently cited precipitant in all types of idiopathic headaches (migraine-58%; tension type headache-53%; cluster headache-50%). Weather changes were in the second place. Excessive environmental factors, oversleep, some foods were also prominent factors.

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