Heat stress disorders and headache: A case of new daily persistent headache secondary to heat stroke

C. Di Lorenzo, A. Ambrosini, G. Coppola, F. Pierelli

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Abstract

Headache is considered as a common symptom of heat stress disorders (HSD), but no forms of secondary headache from heat exposure are reported in the International Classification of Headache Disorders-2 Edition (ICHD-II). Heat-stroke (HS) is the HSD most severe condition, it may be divided into two forms: classic (due to a long period environmental heat exposure) and exertional (a severe condition caused by strenuous physical exercises in heat environmental conditions). Here we report the case of a patient who developed a headache clinical picture fulfilling the diagnostic criteria for new daily persistent headache (NDPH), after an exertional HS, and discuss about possible pathophy siological mechanisms and classification aspects of headache induced by heat conditions.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ Case Reports
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Publication statusPublished - Feb 2 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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