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Cephalalgia Alopecia or Nummular Headache With Trophic Changes? A New Case With Prolonged Follow-Up
Article first published online: 7 MAR 2013
© 2013 American Headache Society
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 53, Issue 6, pages 994–997, June 2013
How to Cite
Irimia, P., Palma, J.-A., Idoate, M. A., España, A., Riverol, M. and Martinez-Vila, E. (2013), Cephalalgia Alopecia or Nummular Headache With Trophic Changes? A New Case With Prolonged Follow-Up. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 53: 994–997. doi: 10.1111/head.12072
Funding Source: None.
- Issue published online: 30 MAY 2013
- Article first published online: 7 MAR 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 15 JAN 2013
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Cephalalgia alopecia is a rare and recently described headache syndrome in which recurrent, burning head and neck pain is associated with hair loss from areas of scalp affected by the pain. We here report the case of a 33-year-old woman with continuous unilateral occipital pain and colocalized alopecia, only responsive to onabotulinumtoxin A injections. We hypothesize whether this clinical phenotype may correspond to either cephalalgia alopecia or nummular headache with trophic changes, conditions that might represent 2 manifestations of the same spectrum of disorders.