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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Gabapentin-responsive idiopathic stabbing headache
Author: Franca, MC
Costa, ALC
Maciel, JA
Abstract: Idiopathic stabbing headache (ISH) is defined as the occurrence of short-lasting, painful jabs, restricted to the ophthalmic division of the trigeminal nerve. It is closely related to other forms of headache (such as migraine and tension-type headache) and has been reported among all age groups, including children and adolescents. As pathogenic mechanisms of the disease remain unclear, management decisions are empirical and limited to few options. Classically, indomethacin has been considered the first option, but therapeutic failure occurs in up to 35% of cases. In this setting, we report four patients with young-onset indomethacin-resistant ISH which had good responses to gabapentin and discuss the use of this drug in the presenting situation.
Subject: gabapentin
idiopathic stabbing headache
young patients
Country: Inglaterra
Editor: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Citation: Cephalalgia. Blackwell Publishing Ltd, v. 24, n. 11, n. 993, n. 996, 2004.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2982.2004.00791.x
Date Issue: 2004
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