Hoofdpijn: classificatie en diagnose

Translated title of the contribution: Headache: classification and diagnosis

P A T Carbaat, E G M Couturier

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There are many types of headache and, moreover, many people have different types of headache at the same time. Adequate treatment is possible only on the basis of the correct diagnosis. Technically and in terms of content the current diagnostics process for headache is based on the 'International Classification of Headache Disorders' (ICHD-3-beta) that was produced under the auspices of the International Headache Society. This classification is based on a distinction between primary and secondary headaches. The most common primary headache types are the tension type headache, migraine and the cluster headache. Application of uniform diagnostic concepts is essential to come to the most appropriate treatment of the various types of headache.

Translated title of the contributionHeadache: classification and diagnosis
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)539-544
Number of pages6
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Tandheelkunde
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2016

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