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Migraine Without Aura Diagnostic Criteria

Topic: Adult

Created on Monday, March 31 2008 by jdmiles

Last modified on Monday, March 31 2008.

Which of the following is NOT one of the diagnostic criteria for "Migraine without Aura" according to the International Classification of headache Disorders, Second Edition?

 
        A) The patient has had at least 5 headaches which fulfill the criteria
 
        B) Headache is moderate to severe in intensity
 
        C) Headache is pulsating or throbbing in quality
 
        D) Headache is unilateral
 
        E) The headache has an unchanging, constant squeezing quality
 

 


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A) The patient has had at least 5 headaches which fulfill the criteria

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According to the International Classification of headache Disorders, Second Edition, the patient should have had 5 or more similar headaches to meet diagnostic criteria for Migraine Without Aura  (See References)

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B) Headache is moderate to severe in intensity

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In order to meet the diagnostic criteria for "Migraine Without Aura" according to the International Classification of headache Disorders, Second Edition, the headache should have at least 2 of the following characteristics: A. Unilateral location, B. Pulsating quality, C. Moderate to severe intensity, D. Aggravation by physical activity or causing avoidance of physical activity  (See References)

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C) Headache is pulsating or throbbing in quality

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In order to meet the diagnostic criteria for "Migraine Without Aura" according to the International Classification of headache Disorders, Second Edition, the headache should have at least 2 of the following characteristics: A. Unilateral location, B. Pulsating quality, C. Moderate to severe intensity, D. Aggravation by physical activity or causing avoidance of physical activity  (See References)

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D) Headache is unilateral

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In order to meet the diagnostic criteria for "Migraine Without Aura" according to the International Classification of headache Disorders, Second Edition, the headache should have at least 2 of the following characteristics: A. Unilateral location, B. Pulsating quality, C. Moderate to severe intensity, D. Aggravation by physical activity or causing avoidance of physical activity  (See References)

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E) The headache has an unchanging, constant squeezing quality

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In order to meet the diagnostic criteria for "Migraine Without Aura" according to the International Classification of headache Disorders, Second Edition, the headache should have at least 2 of the following characteristics: A. Unilateral location, B. Pulsating quality, C. Moderate to severe intensity, D. Aggravation by physical activity or causing avoidance of physical activity  (See References)

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References:

1. Lipton, R.B., Bigal, M.E., Steiner, T.J., Silberstein, S.D., and Olesen, J. (2004). "Classification of primary headaches." Neurology, 63(3) 427-35. (PMID:15304572)
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Migraine Without Aura Diagnostic Criteria
Question ID: 033108087
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 03/31/2008
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