Medische aspecten van hoofdpijn. Pathogenese en diagnostiek

Translated title of the contribution: Pathogenesis and diagnostics. Medical aspects of headache

E. G.M. Couturier*, A. Knuistingh Neven

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Headache is an invisible handicap. Patients are often unaware of suffering different types of headache concurrently and, instead, experience theirs as one and the same type. In order to understand and improve treatment it is essential to differentiate these various types. The diagnostic process of migraine, tension-type headache and cluster headache and their pathophysiological background are discussed. Migraine can not be diagnosed by means of an objective test, such as a blood test or a CAT-scan. We have to rely completely on the history, which is often complicated when there are mixed types of headache or comorbidity.

Translated title of the contributionPathogenesis and diagnostics. Medical aspects of headache
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)304-309
Number of pages6
JournalPharmaceutisch Weekblad
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 3 Mar 2000
Externally publishedYes

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