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Is Hemicrania Continua a Single Entity or the Association of Two Headache Forms? Considerations From a Case Report
Article first published online: 24 OCT 2008
© 2008 the Authors. Journal compilation © 2008 American Headache Society
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 50, Issue 5, pages 877–881, May 2010
How to Cite
Allena, M., Tassorelli, C., Sances, G., Guaschino, E., Sandrini, G., Nappi, G. and Antonaci, F. (2010), Is Hemicrania Continua a Single Entity or the Association of Two Headache Forms? Considerations From a Case Report. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 50: 877–881. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2008.01288.x
- Issue published online: 23 APR 2010
- Article first published online: 24 OCT 2008
- Accepted for publication July 28, 2008.
- hemicrania continua;
- trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias;
- tension-type headache
Hemicrania continua (HC) belongs to the group of primary headaches and it is characterized by a strictly unilateral, continuous headache of moderate intensity, with superimposed exacerbations of severe intensity that are accompanied by trigeminal autonomic features. The syndrome is completely responsive to indomethacin. Here we report a case of a 49-year-old man with HC, which may be viewed as a combination of different types of headache, ie, chronic tension-type headache and trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia. The analysis of this case raises interesting issues regarding the proper place of HC among the primary headache forms.