Hemicrania continua: A case responsive to piroxicam-beta-cyclodextrin

M. Trucco, F. Antonaci, G. Sandrini

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

The case of a 53-year-old woman is described, who since the age of 38 years had been suffering from a unilateral headache that was at first remitting, but then evolved into an unremitting course. The headache was burning in quality, located in the left forehead and face, and was accompanied by mild ipsilateral autonomic symptoms. The clinical picture, as well as the absolute response to indomethacin, suggested a diagnosis of hemicrania continua. The presence of mild gastric discomfort on continuous indomethacin administration made us transfer the patient to another NSAID (piroxicam-beta-cyclodextrin). With this drug, complete relief and good tolerability was obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-40
Number of pages2
JournalHeadache
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992

Fingerprint

Headache
Indomethacin
Patient Transfer
Forehead
Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Stomach
Pharmaceutical Preparations
piroxicam-beta-cyclodextrin

Keywords

  • headache
  • hemicrania continua
  • indomethacin
  • piroxicam-beta-cyclodextrin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

Cite this

Hemicrania continua : A case responsive to piroxicam-beta-cyclodextrin. / Trucco, M.; Antonaci, F.; Sandrini, G.

In: Headache, Vol. 32, No. 1, 1992, p. 39-40.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Trucco, M. ; Antonaci, F. ; Sandrini, G. / Hemicrania continua : A case responsive to piroxicam-beta-cyclodextrin. In: Headache. 1992 ; Vol. 32, No. 1. pp. 39-40.
@article{82798e29eeb34720b33d41cf3be21d3e,
title = "Hemicrania continua: A case responsive to piroxicam-beta-cyclodextrin",
abstract = "The case of a 53-year-old woman is described, who since the age of 38 years had been suffering from a unilateral headache that was at first remitting, but then evolved into an unremitting course. The headache was burning in quality, located in the left forehead and face, and was accompanied by mild ipsilateral autonomic symptoms. The clinical picture, as well as the absolute response to indomethacin, suggested a diagnosis of hemicrania continua. The presence of mild gastric discomfort on continuous indomethacin administration made us transfer the patient to another NSAID (piroxicam-beta-cyclodextrin). With this drug, complete relief and good tolerability was obtained.",
keywords = "headache, hemicrania continua, indomethacin, piroxicam-beta-cyclodextrin",
author = "M. Trucco and F. Antonaci and G. Sandrini",
year = "1992",
doi = "10.1111/j.1526-4610.1992.hed3201039.x",
language = "English",
volume = "32",
pages = "39--40",
journal = "Headache",
issn = "0017-8748",
publisher = "wiley",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Hemicrania continua

T2 - A case responsive to piroxicam-beta-cyclodextrin

AU - Trucco, M.

AU - Antonaci, F.

AU - Sandrini, G.

PY - 1992

Y1 - 1992

N2 - The case of a 53-year-old woman is described, who since the age of 38 years had been suffering from a unilateral headache that was at first remitting, but then evolved into an unremitting course. The headache was burning in quality, located in the left forehead and face, and was accompanied by mild ipsilateral autonomic symptoms. The clinical picture, as well as the absolute response to indomethacin, suggested a diagnosis of hemicrania continua. The presence of mild gastric discomfort on continuous indomethacin administration made us transfer the patient to another NSAID (piroxicam-beta-cyclodextrin). With this drug, complete relief and good tolerability was obtained.

AB - The case of a 53-year-old woman is described, who since the age of 38 years had been suffering from a unilateral headache that was at first remitting, but then evolved into an unremitting course. The headache was burning in quality, located in the left forehead and face, and was accompanied by mild ipsilateral autonomic symptoms. The clinical picture, as well as the absolute response to indomethacin, suggested a diagnosis of hemicrania continua. The presence of mild gastric discomfort on continuous indomethacin administration made us transfer the patient to another NSAID (piroxicam-beta-cyclodextrin). With this drug, complete relief and good tolerability was obtained.

KW - headache

KW - hemicrania continua

KW - indomethacin

KW - piroxicam-beta-cyclodextrin

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0026771907&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0026771907&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1111/j.1526-4610.1992.hed3201039.x

DO - 10.1111/j.1526-4610.1992.hed3201039.x

M3 - Article

C2 - 1555930

AN - SCOPUS:0026771907

VL - 32

SP - 39

EP - 40

JO - Headache

JF - Headache

SN - 0017-8748

IS - 1

ER -