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Secondary headaches 

Secondary headaches
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Secondary headaches
Author(s):

Julio Pascual

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199545148.003.0005
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date: 21 October 2019

There are numerous causes of secondary headache.

Serious secondary headache should be excluded by evaluating headache alarms.

The next step is to identify or exclude other secondary headaches versus primary headaches.

For some secondary headaches, the accompanying symptoms and signs make the underlying diagnosis obvious.

For other secondary headaches, headache may be the main or even the only symptom, and can mimic any primary headache.

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