Hemicrania continua (HC) is an indomethacin-responsive headache characterized by a chronic, strictly unilateral, side-locked without side-shifting, persistent headache. We report three cases of HC with atypical features in which an acute administration of indomethacin 50 mg IM (INDOTEST) was performed. In all three cases INDOTEST predicted chronic responsiveness to indomethacin. Thus, in cases of HC with atypical features, INDOTEST could help for a correct diagnosis and therapy.

"INDOTEST" in atypical hemicrania continua

BALDACCI, FILIPPO;LUCETTI, CLAUDIO;ORLANDI, GIOVANNI;BONUCCELLI, UBALDO
2008

Abstract

Hemicrania continua (HC) is an indomethacin-responsive headache characterized by a chronic, strictly unilateral, side-locked without side-shifting, persistent headache. We report three cases of HC with atypical features in which an acute administration of indomethacin 50 mg IM (INDOTEST) was performed. In all three cases INDOTEST predicted chronic responsiveness to indomethacin. Thus, in cases of HC with atypical features, INDOTEST could help for a correct diagnosis and therapy.
Baldacci, Filippo; Nuti, A; Cafforio, G; Lucetti, Claudio; Cipriani, G; Orlandi, Giovanni; Bonuccelli, Ubaldo
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