status migrainosus


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status migrainosus

Continuous or daily unilateral, throbbing, and disabling headaches that do not improve with standard therapies for migraine.
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Status migrainosus

The medical term for an acute migraine headache that lasts 72 hours or longer.
Mentioned in: Antimigraine Drugs
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Patients with post-concussive status migrainosus, a headache lasting longer than 3 days that is unresponsive to conventional treatment, may benefit from a short course of corticosteroids.
Status migrainosus is an attack of migraine without aura that lasts more than 3 days and: a.