Hemicrania Continua–Like Headache With Leprosy: Casual or Causal Association?


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S. Prakash, O-19, Doctor's Quarter, Jail Road, Baroda, Gujarat, 390001 India.


Hemicrania continua is a strictly unilateral, moderate to severe, continuous, indomethacin-responsive primary headache disorder with ipsilateral autonomic cranial symptoms at the time of exacerbations. We describe a 30-year-old woman with a 4-month history of indomethacin-responsive hemicrania continua–like headache and one-month history of mononeuritis multiplex due to leprosy. Indomethacin was successfully weaned off after completion of antileprotic therapy.