Hemicrania continua: Ten new cases and a review of the literature

Lawrence C. Newman, Richard B. Lipton, Seymour Solomon

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Abstract

We describe 10 new patients and review the 24 prior reports of hemicrania continua, an uncommon, unilateral headache disorder. The disorder is characterized by a continuous baseline headache of moderate severity with superimposed exacerbations of more severe pain. These exacerbations are sometimes associated with ipsilat- eral autonomic disturbances. There are three temporal patterns: a chronic, nonremitting headache from onset; a remitting variety consisting of distinct phases of continuous unilateral headaches that persist for weeks to months followed by pain-free remissions; and an evolving form in which initially remitting headaches transform into the chronic, non-remitting pattern. Accurate diagnosis is important as all forms are characterized by a dramatic and selective response to indomethacin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2111-2114
Number of pages4
JournalNeurology
Volume44
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1994

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Newman, L. C., Lipton, R. B., & Solomon, S. (1994). Hemicrania continua: Ten new cases and a review of the literature. Neurology, 44(11), 2111-2114.

Hemicrania continua : Ten new cases and a review of the literature. / Newman, Lawrence C.; Lipton, Richard B.; Solomon, Seymour.

In: Neurology, Vol. 44, No. 11, 1994, p. 2111-2114.

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Newman, LC, Lipton, RB & Solomon, S 1994, 'Hemicrania continua: Ten new cases and a review of the literature', Neurology, vol. 44, no. 11, pp. 2111-2114.
Newman, Lawrence C. ; Lipton, Richard B. ; Solomon, Seymour. / Hemicrania continua : Ten new cases and a review of the literature. In: Neurology. 1994 ; Vol. 44, No. 11. pp. 2111-2114.
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