Hypothesis: Chronic Benign Daily Headache is an Immune Disorder with a Viral Trigger

@article{Vanast1987HypothesisCB,
  title={Hypothesis: Chronic Benign Daily Headache is an Immune Disorder with a Viral Trigger},
  author={Walter J. Vanast and Francisco Diaz-Mitoma and D. Lorne Tyrrell},
  journal={Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain},
  year={1987},
  volume={27}
}
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