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Headaches 

Headaches
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Headaches
Author(s):

Andrew D. Hershey

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199642656.003.0031
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date: 23 May 2019

Chapter 31 discusses recurrent headaches, especially when episodic, which are much more likely to represent primary headache disorders. Primary headaches are intrinsic to the nervous system and are the disease itself. Early recognition of the primary headaches in patients should result in improved response and outcome, minimizing the impact of the primary headaches and disability. Primary headaches can be grouped into migraine, tension-type headaches (TTHs), and trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia, and an additional grouping of rarer headaches without a secondary cause. The primary headache that has the greatest impact on a child’s quality of life and disability is migraine and subsequently is the most frequent primary headache brought to the attention of parents, primary care providers, and school nurses.

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