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Tension-type headache 

Tension-type headache
Tension-type headache

Arnaud Fumal

and Jean Schoenen

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date: 19 September 2020

Tension-type headache is an ill-defined and heterogeneous syndrome.

Peripheral pain mechanisms are most likely to play a role in episodic tension-type headache.

Central dysnociception seems to be predominant in chronic tension-type headache.

This chapter summarizes the known pathophysiological features of tension-type headache and proposes a pathogenic model.

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