Newly onset: sudden & severe headache in a patient who overused analgesic

Che Mat, Khairi and Husain, Rohayah and Mohamad, Nasir (2015) Newly onset: sudden & severe headache in a patient who overused analgesic. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science , 14 (4). pp. 399-401. ISSN 2223-4721 (Print) 2076-0299 (Online)

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This case report presented a rare cause of severe headache in a patient who developed episodes of acute severe headache for the first time. The earliest accurate provisional diagnosis is crucial for a new onset severe headache in adult. A good history taking and high index of suspicious are remained the most important clinical component in managing severe first time headache in adult. The differential diagnosis of subarachnoid hemorrhage, space- occupying lesion with increased intracranial pressure, acute intoxication, meningo- encephalitis and others must be ruled out as these conditions are benefited in early management. In this patient, progressive development of headache is masked by severe intense headache, which later will be described as acute headache. The causes of newly onset severe intense headache will be discussed in the discussion

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Prof.Dr Nasir Mohamad
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2015 06:31
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2015 06:31

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