New daily persistent headache in children and adults

@article{Mack2009NewDP,
  title={New daily persistent headache in children and adults},
  author={Kenneth J Mack},
  journal={Current Pain and Headache Reports},
  year={2009},
  volume={13},
  pages={47-51}
}
  • K. Mack
  • Published 23 January 2009
  • Medicine
  • Current Pain and Headache Reports
New daily persistent headache (NDPH) is frequently seen in young patients with chronic daily headache. NDPH begins with a sudden onset, often associated with an infection or other physical stress. This headache syndrome is difficult to treat and may persist for years. This review discusses the epidemiology, comorbid symptoms, evaluation, and treatment of this disorder. 
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