Neurological Sciences

, Volume 31, Issue 6, pp 789–791 | Cite as

A case of idiopathic low CSF pressure headache presenting as cough headache

  • Angelo Nuti
  • Filippo Baldacci
  • Claudio Lucetti
  • Cristina Dolciotti
  • Gabriele Cipriani
  • Ubaldo Bonuccelli
Case Report

Abstract

Idiopathic low cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure headache is considered to be one that worsens within 15 min of sitting-up or standing-up, accompanied by at least one of the following: neck stiffness, tinnitus, hypacusia, photophobia and nausea. Several reports suggest that a substantial number of idiopathic low CSF pressure cases do not present typical clinical symptoms and that a considerable clinical variability exists. We report the case of an idiopathic low CSF pressure presenting as a cough headache.

Keywords

Orthostatic headache Low cerebrospinal fluid pressure Cough headache 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Angelo Nuti
    • 1
  • Filippo Baldacci
    • 2
    • 3
  • Claudio Lucetti
    • 1
  • Cristina Dolciotti
    • 1
  • Gabriele Cipriani
    • 1
  • Ubaldo Bonuccelli
    • 2
  1. 1.Neurology UnitHospital of ViareggioLido di CamaioreItaly
  2. 2.Neurosciences DepartmentUniversity of PisaPisaItaly
  3. 3.Lido di CamaioreItaly

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