Diagnostic criteria currently proposed for “ictal epileptic headache”: Perspectives on strengths, weaknesses and pitfalls

@article{Parisi2015DiagnosticCC,
  title={Diagnostic criteria currently proposed for “ictal epileptic headache”: Perspectives on strengths, weaknesses and pitfalls},
  author={Pasquale Parisi and Alberto Verrotti and Paola Costa and Pasquale Striano and C Zanus and M. Carrozzi and Umberto Raucci and Maria Pia Villa and Vincenzo Belcastro},
  journal={Seizure},
  year={2015},
  volume={31},
  pages={56-63}
}
PURPOSE When we published the diagnostic criteria for "ictal epileptic headache" in 2012, we deliberately and consciously chose to adopt restrictive criteria that probably underestimate the phenomenon, rather than spread panic among patients and physicians who are reluctant to accept this entity. METHODS Here we discuss four intriguing clinical cases to highlight why we believe, to this day, that it is necessary to follow these restrictive diagnostic criteria. CONCLUSIONS EEG is not… CONTINUE READING

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