"Hemicrania continua represents to me what I call the ogre phenomenon," Dr.
Hemicrania continua is a daily and continuous headache of moderate intensity with exacerbations of severe pain, according to the International Classification of Headache Disorders, second edition criteria (Cephalgia 2004;24[suppl.
The pain associated with hemicrania continua will completely resolve with therapeutic doses of indomethacin, he said.
The patient had an "absolute response" to 150 mg/day of indomethacin, and was diagnosed with hemicrania continua.
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