Current Treatment Options in Neurology

, Volume 4, Issue 5, pp 335–342

Headache recurrence and treatment

  • Sheena K. Aurora
  • John Dempsey

DOI: 10.1007/s11940-002-0043-z

Cite this article as:
Aurora, S.K. & Dempsey, J. Curr Treat Options Neurol (2002) 4: 335. doi:10.1007/s11940-002-0043-z

Opinion statement

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.

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© Current Science Inc 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sheena K. Aurora
    • 1
  • John Dempsey
    • 1
  1. 1.Swedish Neuroscience InstituteSwedish Headache CenterSeattleUSA

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