Tension-Type Headache Mimics.
Summary of "Tension-Type Headache Mimics."
Tension-type headache (TTH) is a relatively featureless headache. Many primary and secondary headache disorders can mimic TTH, particularly in its chronic form, chronic tension-type headache. This review will address both primary and secondary disorders that can present with headaches phenotypically similar to TTH, and will focus on clinical pearls that help distinguish these "mimics" from TTH.
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This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Current pain and headache reports
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21976030
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11916-011-0226-y
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
A common primary headache disorder, characterized by a dull, non-pulsatile, diffuse, band-like (or vice-like) PAIN of mild to moderate intensity in the HEAD; SCALP; or NECK. The subtypes are classified by frequency and severity of symptoms. There is no clear cause even though it has been associated with MUSCLE CONTRACTION and stress. (International Classification of Headache Disorders, 2nd ed. Cephalalgia 2004: suppl 1)
Various conditions with the symptom of HEADACHE. Headache disorders are classified into major groups, such as PRIMARY HEADACHE DISORDERS (based on characteristics of their headache symptoms) and SECONDARY HEADACHE DISORDERS (based on their etiologies). (International Classification of Headache Disorders, 2nd ed. Cephalalgia 2004: suppl 1)
Headache Disorders, Primary
Conditions in which the primary symptom is HEADACHE and the headache cannot be attributed to any known causes.
Secondary headache attributed to TRAUMA of the HEAD and/or the NECK.
A primary headache disorder that is characterized by severe, strictly unilateral PAIN which is orbital, supraorbital, temporal or in any combination of these sites, lasting 15-180 min. occurring 1 to 8 times a day. The attacks are associated with one or more of the following, all of which are ipsilateral: conjunctival injection, lacrimation, nasal congestion, rhinorrhea, facial SWEATING, eyelid EDEMA, and miosis. (International Classification of Headache Disorders, 2nd ed. Cephalalgia 2004: suppl 1)
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