Headache recurrence and treatment
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- Aurora, S.K. & Dempsey, J. Curr Treat Options Neurol (2002) 4: 335. doi:10.1007/s11940-002-0043-z
The definition of recurrence includes the following: any headache occurring after a headache-free state at 2 hours and within 24 hours after intake of drug; a headache that has never been studied systematically; a headache that may not be an outcome of drug treatment; a headache that may be due to the inherent nature of migraine and individual patient characteristics such as duration of attack; and headache for which effective treatment may be a re-dose of the initial medication or addition of steroidal or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications.