Emergency Room Headache: A Case with Primary Thunderclap Headache Including Differential Diagnosis from Secondary Ones

  • Dominique ValadeEmail author
Part of the Headache book series (HEAD)


A 41-year-old man was admitted to the general emergency room (ER) because of an extremely severe headache of instantaneous onset (1 min at most), probably the worst ever in his life. He had described of having two previous similar episodes within a few days all during sexual intercourse, including the final one that brought him to the ER.


Sexual Activity Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome Intracranial Hypotension Sexual Headache Pituitary Apoplexy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Emergency Headache CentreLariboisiere HospitalParisFrance

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