Headaches

WebPage_HeadachesHeadache is a common presenting symptom in the Emergency Department but only a small percentage of patients will have a life threatening illness.  A careful history and physical assessment is crucial in order to differentiate those patients with serious headaches from those with benign conditions.  This module will review the various causes of headache presenting to the ED and outline those high-risk features that require more urgent investigation.

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Acknowledgements:  Rajani Vairavanathan, MD (Author), Carly Ng, MD (Peer Reviewer)