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Translated title of the contribution: Headache in the emergency department

J. B. Toledo, M. Riverol, E. Martínez-Vila, Pablo Irimia Sieira

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Abstract

Headache is among the most frequent neurological symptoms in the Emergency department. Although most of the patients suffer from primary headaches (migraine), an acute headache might be the only symptom of a serious disease, such as subarachnoid haemorrhage. The physician's task is to make the diagnosis, carry out an appropriate selection of the patients who require further diagnostic evaluation and relieve the pain. An accurate history will identify most of the patients with secondary headaches. Clinicians should suspect secondary causes in sudden onset headache, headache in patients aged over 50 years, and also in those patients with abnormalities on neurological examination.

Translated title of the contributionHeadache in the emergency department
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)75-85
Number of pages11
JournalAnales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra
Volume31
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - 2008

Keywords

  • Emergencies
  • Headache
  • Pain
  • Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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