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A case of unclassified headache involving bilateral nuchal to frontal pain associated with burning eyes and lacrimation

The Journal of Headache and Pain20067:294

  • Received: 17 April 2006
  • Accepted: 12 May 2006
  • Published:


A 21-year-old Caucasian male presented to an oral medicine clinic with bilateral nuchal to frontal headache that was associated with burning eyes and lacrimation. Following a string of previous consultations with a variety of specialists, no diagnosis had been made. Treatment was carried out empirically, with the best improvement experienced when the patient was put on a combination of gabapentin and dothiepin treatment. This case highlights the importance of multidisciplinary management of headaches, as well as constant revision of the International Classification of Headache Disorders.

Key words

  • Headache
  • Multidisciplinary treatment
  • Headache classification


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