Cocaine-related vascular headaches.

  title={Cocaine-related vascular headaches.},
  author={A Dhuna and Alvaro Pascual-Leone and Miles J Belgrade},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  volume={54 9},
The records of 21 patients admitted to hospital from January 1985 to December 1988 for acute headache associated with cocaine intoxication were reviewed. Fifteen patients were identified who experienced headaches with migrainous features in the absence of neurological or systemic complications. None of them had a history of cocaine-unrelated headaches or a family history of migraine, and all had a favourable outcome. Three possible mechanisms of cocaine-related vascular headaches are discussed… CONTINUE READING