An Overview of Less Common Primary Headaches


Authors: R. Kotas ;  J. Polívka
Authors‘ workplace: Neurologická klinika LF UK a FN Plzeň
Published in: Cesk Slov Neurol N 2014; 77/110(3): 287-293
Category: Review Article

Podpořeno MZ ČR – RVO (Fakultní nemocnice Plzeň – FNPl, 00669806).

Overview

This paper describes clinical manifestations and current treatment of less common primary headaches. According to the international classification, these include trigeminal autonomic cephalgias and so called other primary headache disorders. All clinical entities from both these groups are presented, the emphasis is on cluster headache that occurs most frequently. The goal of this review is to improve knowledge on headaches and to facilitate timely diagnosis and treatment.

Key words:
cluster headache – paroxysmal hemicrania – primary cough headache – primary thunderclap headache – primary stabbing headache – hypnic headache

The authors declare they have no potential conflicts of interest concerning drugs, products, or services used in the study.

The Editorial Board declares that the manuscript met the ICMJE “uniform requirements” for biomedical papers.


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