36. Adult Male with a Sudden, Severe Headache

  1. Christopher P. Holstege MD1,2,3,
  2. Alexander B. Baer MD1,4,
  3. Jesse M. Pines MD, MBA, MSCE5,6 and
  4. William J. Brady MD7,8,9
  1. Andrew L. Homer MD and
  2. William J. Brady MD7,8,9

Published Online: 3 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444397994.ch36

Visual Diagnosis in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Second Edition

Visual Diagnosis in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Second Edition

How to Cite

Homer, A. L. and Brady, W. J. (2011) Adult Male with a Sudden, Severe Headache, in Visual Diagnosis in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Second Edition (eds C. P. Holstege, A. B. Baer, J. M. Pines and W. J. Brady), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444397994.ch36

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Division of Medical Toxicology, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  2. 2

    Blue Ridge Poison Center, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  3. 3

    Departments of Emergency Medicine & Pediatrics, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  4. 4

    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  5. 5

    Center for Health Care Quality, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  6. 6

    Departments of Emergency Medicine and Health Policy, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  7. 7

    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  8. 8

    Center for Emergency Management, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  9. 9

    Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad & Albemarle County, Fire Rescue, Charlottesville, VA, USA

Author Information

  1. 7

    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  2. 8

    Center for Emergency Management, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  3. 9

    Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad & Albemarle County, Fire Rescue, Charlottesville, VA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 AUG 2011
  2. Published Print: 12 AUG 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333473

Online ISBN: 9781444397994

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Keywords:

  • Case 36, adult male - with a sudden, severe headache;
  • 55-year-old male, complaints - of acute onset of a severe global headache, at rest 2 hours prior to presentation;
  • patient complaints of neck stiffness and nausea;
  • milder headaches, occurring intermittently - over past 2 weeks;
  • patient, in distress due to pain – examination, normal;
  • patient, suddenly becoming unresponsive;
  • computed tomography (CT) scan of head - performed emergently;
  • statements, being true to this condition