53. 7 elements of critical ddx for headache with key characteristics

October 15th, 2007
by reuben in .headache

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Swadron Headache

List of indications for CT in headache, from NYU ED headache guideline.

 

 

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Responses to “53. 7 elements of critical ddx for headache with key characteristics”

  1. Top down headache:

    DDx:

    SAH
    Meningoencephalitis
    ICH / increased ICP (e.g. from tumor)
    CO toxicity
    Temporal arteritis
    Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis
    Cerebral artery dissection
    Hypertensive encephalopathy
    Acute angle closure glaucoma
    Idiopathic intracranial hypertension

    Rare: pre-eclampsia, pheochromocytoma

    Diagnostic options:

    CT brain
    LP
    CT angio neck
    MRV
    ESR
    Fundoscopy
    Co-oximetry

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