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

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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.

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Correspondence to G. S. Antonarakis.

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Antonarakis, G.S., Hughes, M. A case of unclassified headache involving bilateral nuchal to frontal pain associated with burning eyes and lacrimation. J Headache Pain 7, 136–138 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10194-006-0294-2

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Key words

  • Headache
  • Multidisciplinary treatment
  • Headache classification