oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - General approach and classification of headaches : clinical
|Article Title||General approach and classification of headaches : clinical|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||SA Pharmaceutical Journal|
|Publication Date||Mar 2006|
|Pages||26 - 31|
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.
Article metrics loading...