New Daily Persistent Headache: An Update

@article{Rozen2014NewDP,
  title={New Daily Persistent Headache: An Update},
  author={Todd D. Rozen},
  journal={Current Pain and Headache Reports},
  year={2014},
  volume={18},
  pages={1-5}
}
  • T. Rozen
  • Published 13 May 2014
  • Medicine
  • Current Pain and Headache Reports
New daily persistent headache is a primary headache disorder marked by a unique temporal profile which is daily from onset. For many sufferers this is their first ever headache. Very little is known about the pathogenesis of this condition. It might be a disorder of abnormal glial activation with persistent central nervous system inflammation and it may be a syndrome that occurs in individuals who have a history of cervical hypermobility. At present there is no known specific treatment and many… 
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