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Diagnosing Secondary Headaches

The SNOOP10 mnemonic is a useful framework for diagnosing secondary headaches.

Chia-Chun Chiang, MD, and Juliana VanderPluym, MD, FRCP, FAHS

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Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

Treatment of idiopathic intracranial hypertension should be started as soon as diagnosis is confirmed to prevent vision loss.

Karissa N. Arca, MD, and Amaal J. Starling, MD

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Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension

Spontaneous intracranial hypotension requires a high index of suspicion because of potentially normal diagnostic test results and refractory symptoms.

Jennifer Robblee, MD, MSc; Karissa A. Secora, PA-C; Lea M. Alhilali, MD; and Kerry L. Knievel, DO

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Cardiac Cephalgia

Some cardiac workup is a necessary part of headache evaluation to assess for secondary headache and potential risks of available headache treatments.

Deena E. Kuruvilla, MD, FAHS

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Giant Cell Arteritis

Headache occurs in 70% to 80% of people with giant cell arteritis.

Britany Klenofsky, MD, and Huma U. Sheikh, MD

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Posttraumatic Headache in Children

Headache is common—although usually transient—in children after traumatic brain injury; therapy includes pharmacologic, behavioral, and educational interventions.

Elizabeth Ackley, MD, and Marcy E. Yonker, MD, FAHS

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Secondary Headaches During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period

A new or markedly different headache in pregnancy or the postpartum period warrants neuroimaging to rule out secondary causes of headache.

Katherine T. Hamilton, MD

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Medication-Overuse Headache

Successfully treating medication-overuse headache requires also treating any comorbid conditions or worsening primary headache disorder.

Jessica Ailani, MD, FAHS, FAAN

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