paroxysmal hemicrania


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paroxysmal hemicrania

A relatively rare form of headache, more common in women than in men, characterized by multiple daily episodes of unilateral facial or ocular pain that may be precipitated by movements of the head or neck. It is related to trigeminal neuralgia, and often is effectively treated with nonsteroidal antiinflammatory agents, such as indomethacin.
See also: hemicrania
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Dose, efficacy and tolerability of long-term indomethacin treatment of chronic paroxysmal hemicrania and hemicrania continua.
Refining the clinical spectrum of chronic paroxysmal hemicrania: A review of 74 patients.
Episodic paroxysmal hemicrania (EHP) -- A person suffering episodic paroxysmal hemicrania has daily frequent (6 to 30) attacks of one-sided severe throbbing pain around the eye or temple area.
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Acetazolamide for the treatment of chronic paroxysmal hemicrania. Headache 1994; 34:597-9.
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Alternatives in drug treatment of chronic paroxysmal hemicrania. Headache 1996; 36:429-32.
Episodic paroxysmal hemicrania responsive to calcium channel blockers.
Adolescent chronic paroxysmal hemicrania responsive to verapamil monotherapy.
A piroxicam derivative partly effective in chronic paroxysmal hemicrania and hemicrania continua.
Successful treatment of chronic paroxysmal hemicrania with posterior hypothalamic stimulation: technical case report.

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