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‘Bad trips’: airplane headache not just in airplanes?

Authors


Ester Coutinho, MD, Centro Hospitalar do Porto, Largo Prof. Abel Salazar 4099-001 Porto, Portugal. E-mail estercoutinho@gmail.com

Abstract

A type of headache associated with altitude variations in airplane travellers is increasingly reported and has recently become a subject of debate for experts. We present a patient with headache related to altitude variations in two different settings: airplane and mountain descent, suggesting that different kinds of triggers for pressure variation can cause the same type of pain.

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