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The role of the physical examination in the evaluation of headache.
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PMID:  23419621     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The most critical element in headache evaluation is the history. The targeted history differentiates primary from secondary headaches and provides a realistic list of conditions associated with secondary headache. Several of these conditions present with specific physical findings, such as papilledema, Horner's syndrome, or a cranial nerve palsy. The targeted physical examination of the patient with headache takes less than 3 minutes. The ability to recognize a few straightforward clinical findings directs the evaluation in the proper direction.
Charles D Donohoe
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical clinics of North America     Volume:  97     ISSN:  1557-9859     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985236R     Medline TA:  Med Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  197-216     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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