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oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - General approach and classification of headaches : clinical

 

Abstract

Headache is a common presenting complaint.


History is the most important tool for diagnosis.
There are 2 major types of headache disorder - primary and secondary.
There are certain features that are cause for concern, for example, onset of a new headache after the age of 50, new-onset headache in a patient with HIV, headache associated with pregnancy.
Most chronic daily headaches are benign.
Analgesic overuse is a common cause of chronic daily headache.

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2006-03-01
2016-12-09
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