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Headache

Headache is a topic covered in the Diagnosaurus.

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Intracranial

  • Migraine
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  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Meningitis
  • Brain abscess
  • Temporal (giant cell) arteritis
  • Hypertension
  • Caffeine, alcohol, or drug withdrawal
  • Pseudotumor cerebri
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Extracranial

  • Tension headache
  • Sinusitis
  • Cervical arthritis
  • Glaucoma
  • Refractive error
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  • Temporomandibular joint syndrome
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Last updated: December 1, 2014

Citation

Zeiger, Roni F.. "Headache." Diagnosaurus, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. Emergency Central, emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114808/all/Headache.
Zeiger RF. Headache. Diagnosaurus. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114808/all/Headache. Accessed April 21, 2019.
Zeiger, R. F. (2014). Headache. In Diagnosaurus. Available from https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114808/all/Headache
Zeiger RF. Headache [Internet]. In: Diagnosaurus. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. [cited 2019 April 21]. Available from: https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114808/all/Headache.
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