Tag: headace


There are numerous causes of headache, however, the pressing question in the ED is,

Is this a primary or SECONDARY headache?

  • Primary headaches [e.g. tension & migraine}, maybe painful and need analgesia but don’t require emergency investigation.
  • Secondary headaches, often but not always have serious underlying causes [e.g. SAH, central venous thrombosis] requiring emergent investigation and treatment

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