Characteristics of headache in migraine without aura and episodic tension-type headache in the Turkish population according to the IHS classification.


Inan L. E. , Tulunay F. C. , Guvener A., Tokgoz G., Inan N.

Cephalalgia : an international journal of headache, vol.14, pp.171-3, 1994 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1468-2982.1994.1402171.x
  • Title of Journal : Cephalalgia : an international journal of headache
  • Page Numbers: pp.171-3

Abstract

We evaluated the characteristics of headache in migraine without aura and episodic tension-type headache diagnosed according to the international Headache Society (IHS) Classification. Fifty migraine without aura and 50 tension-type headache patients were selected prospectively. Fifty-eight percent of migraineurs had pain of a pulsating quality; 88% had severe pain and 74% had unilateral pain; aggravation by routine physical activity was reported by 96%. Episodic tension-type headache was of a pressing quality in 52%, moderate in 40%, bilateral in 82% and aggravated by routine physical activity in 16%. Nausea and/or vomiting, photophobia and phonophobia were reported significantly more commonly in migraineurs than tension-type headache patients.