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Headache and botulinum toxin


The authors discuss clinical and international experience about botulinum toxins (BTX types A and B) in headache treatment. Data from literature suggest good results for the treatment of tensiontype headache, migraine and chronic tension–type headache. In the present paper mechanisms of action and injection sites will also be discussed.

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Correspondence to M. Porta.

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Porta, M., Camerlingo, M. Headache and botulinum toxin. J Headache Pain 6, 325–327 (2005).

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Key words

  • Migraine
  • Tension type
  • Botulinum toxin