How prevalent is acute posttraumatic headache in traumatic brain injury (TBI)?

Updated: Feb 01, 2018
  • Author: Percival H Pangilinan, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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Walker and co-authors found that nearly 38% of patients with moderate or severe TBI had acute posttraumatic headache, usually daily and most commonly in the frontal region. [67] Almost all of the patients who reported posttraumatic headache at 6 months also reported symptoms at 12 months.


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