Chronic paroxysmal hemicrania (CPH) and hemicrania continua: Transition from one stage to another

O. Sjaastad, F. Antonaci

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Abstract

Two female patients, one suffering from CPH in non-remitting form, and the other from hemicrania continua, in the pre-chronic (non-continuous) stage are described. Both were followed through transitions to other stages: the CPH patient was followed from the non-remitting stage to a longlasting remission, and lastly back to another chronic stage. Indomethacin was effective in all the symptomatic stages. The hemicrania continua patient was followed from the non-continuous to the continuous stage. Indomethacin was effective in both stages. These observations provide further evidence that the non-chronic and chronic ('remitting' and 'non-remitting') stages of CPH belong together. The same seems to apply to the two stages of hemicrania continua, the 'continuous' and the 'non-continuous' stages.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)551-554
Number of pages4
JournalHeadache
Volume33
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1993

Keywords

  • CPH chronic paroxysmal hemicrania
  • HC hemicrania continua

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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