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Keywords:

  • headache;
  • limb pain

SYNOPSIS

The occurrence of limb pain in close temporal relationship with headache was sought in 245 (185 women and 60 men) patients. Eleven patients (4.4% three men and eight women) had referred pain at least once, in one or more limbs in close temporal relationship with headache. Usually the pain was located in the upper limbs, was concomitant with the headache but could precede or follow it. The severity and length varied between patients but was relatively stable in the same subject. It is possible that this symptom is more frequent than believed so far and that many patients are misdiagnosed.