Follow-up of idiopathic thunderclap headache in general practice

  title={Follow-up of idiopathic thunderclap headache in general practice},
  author={Francisca H. H. Linn and Gabri{\"e}l J E Rinkel and Ale Algra and Jan van Gijn},
  journal={Journal of Neurology},
Follow-up studies of idiopathic thunderclap headache (ITH) have found no subsequent subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) or other serious neurological disease, but the effect on life-style has not been studied. To assess the long-term outcome of patients with ITH in general practice we prospectively followed 93 patients with an episode of ITH during 1988–1993, of whom 77 were referred to hospital. ITH was defined as a sudden, unusually severe headache that started within 1 min, lasted at least 1 h… CONTINUE READING


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