Current Pain and Headache Reports

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 47-51

First online:

New daily persistent headache in children and adults

  • Kenneth J. MackAffiliated withDepartment of Neurology, Mayo Clinic Email author 

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New daily persistent headache (NDPH) is frequently seen in young patients with chronic daily headache. NDPH begins with a sudden onset, often associated with an infection or other physical stress. This headache syndrome is difficult to treat and may persist for years. This review discusses the epidemiology, comorbid symptoms, evaluation, and treatment of this disorder.