Acute headache: diagnosis

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By Stephanie J Nahas MD

Stephanie J Nahas MD, author. Dr. Nahas of Thomas Jefferson University has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Stephen D Silberstein MD, editor. Dr. Silberstein, Director of the Jefferson Headache Center, Thomas Jefferson University, is on the advisory panel of and receives honoraria from Allergan, MAP, Neuralieve, and NuPathe. He serves as a consultant for and receives honoraria from Amgen, Labrys Biologics, MAP, Nautilus, and Zogenix. His employer receives research support from Allergan, Amgen, Cumberland, ElectroCore, Merz, OptiNose, and Troy Healthcare.

 

In This Article

Introduction
Overview
Approaching a patient with acute headache
Identifying secondary headaches
Diagnosing a primary headache disorder
Low-to-moderate frequency headaches of long duration
High-frequency headaches of long duration
Headaches of shorter duration
Conclusions
References cited
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