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Migraine without aura

Tuesday, Jan 27 2009

  

Table 2-3 Migraine without aura

1.1 Migraine without aura

Diagnostic criteria

A. At least 5 attacks fulfilling B-D

B. Headache lasting 4 to 72 hours (untreated or unsuccessfully treated)

C. Headache has at least two of the following characteristics:


  • Unilateral location

  • Pulsating quality

  • Moderate or severe intensity (inhibits or prohibits daily activities)

  • Aggravation by walking stairs or similar routine physical activity


D. During headache, at least one of the following:

  • Nausea and/or vomiting

  • Photophobia and phonophobia


E. No evidence of organic disease

Source: Headache Classification Committee of the International Headache Society (1988).

Editors: Silberstein, Stephen D.; Lipton, Richard B.; Dalessio, Donald J.

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