II. Symptoms

  1. Characteristics
    1. Pressing, tightening Headache
  2. Region
    1. Bilateral involvement
  3. Timing
    1. Constant and unremitting in the first 3 days and then persists
      1. Contrast with Migraine Headache or Tension Headache that may be become constant over a longer period of time
    2. Duration longer than 3 days from onset
    3. Occurs daily for >3 months
  4. Provocative factors
    1. Not worse with exertion (contrast with Exertional Headache)
    2. No associated autonomic symptoms (contrast with Cluster Headache and other trigeminal autonomic Cephalgias)

III. Management

  1. Typically refractory to standard Headache Management
  2. Consider Migraine Prophylaxis medications

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Ontology: New daily persistent headache (C2349426)

Concepts Disease or Syndrome (T047)
ICD9 339.42
SnomedCT 121021000119105
English NDPH, new daily persistent headache (diagnosis), new daily persistent headache, New daily pers headache, New daily persistent headache, New daily persistent headache (disorder)
Spanish nueva cefalea diaria persistente (trastorno), nueva cefalea diaria persistente