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236 Possible Causes for Severe Headache with Sudden Onset

  • Cerebral Hemorrhage

    Symptoms of ICH include: sudden weakness, tingling, or paralysis in your face, arm, or leg, especially if it occurs on only one side of your body sudden onset of severe headache[healthline.com] Symptoms The symptoms of intracerebral hemorrhage can include sudden, severe headache, especially with vomiting or and sleepiness, weakness of one side of the body, slurred[hopkinsmedicine.org] […] speech, new onset of seizure, or loss of consciousness after one of the above symptoms.[hopkinsmedicine.org]

  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

    Severe headache of sudden onset that reaches maximal intensity within minutes.[emdidactic.blogspot.com] Among those with sudden-onset, severe headache with normal neurologic examination, 10% to 16% 5-10 have SAH.[web.archive.org] A 35-year-old woman developed sudden onset of severe headache.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Meningitis

    BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid meningitis presenting with a stroke-like attack (RMSA) is a rare manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). When the patients arrive within the time-window for recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) infusion therapy, no diagnostic protocol has been established. CASE PRESENTATION: A[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Temporal Arteritis

    Here, we describe the case of a 73-year-old male presenting with a 2-day history of a sudden onset of a severe left-sided headache, which had the signs and symptoms consistent[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Brain Neoplasm

    Continuum (Minneap Minn). 2015 Apr;21(2 Neuro-oncology):480-6. doi: 10.1212/01.CON.0000464183.35322.5f. Abstract Neurologists are often on the front lines of diagnosis for primary and metastatic brain tumors. Patients with brain tumors typically have multiple comorbidities and pain generators beyond headache,[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Viral Meningitis

    OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to characterize Lyme meningitis (LM) in the pediatric population; to compare LM with viral meningitis (VM) with respect to epidemiology, history and physical examination, and laboratory data; and to provide means of early distinction of Lyme neuroborreliosis from other[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Berry Aneurysm

    Aneurysms can present with a variety of symptoms and signs, the following being the most common: \x95 A sudden onset of severe headache ("thunderclap headache"), often described[case.edu] A subarachnoid hemorrhage may include sudden onset of symptoms, including: Severe headache lasting several hours or even days and peaking in intensity quickly.[elcaminohospital.org] sudden onset of a severe headache (often described as "the worst headache of my life") nausea and vomiting stiff neck sensitivity to light (photophobia) blurred or double[mayfieldclinic.com]

  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

    Abstract Treatment of refractory idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is a challenging problem. We reported a refractory IIH patient who manifested with typical intracranial hypertensive symptoms successfully treated with endovascular stent implantation. Pre-operative cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) opening pressure[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Bacterial Meningitis

    Intern Med. 2006;45(22):1315-7. Epub 2006 Dec 15. Author information 1 Department of Neurology, Nissan Tamagawa Hospital, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan. Abstract The patient was hospitalized due to rapidly undulant fever and sore throat. Empirical antibiotic therapy was started, however, headache also occurred. Lumbar[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pneumococcal Meningitis

    The signs and symptoms to watch out for include sudden onset of severe headache, fever, vomiting, neck stiffness and photophobia (dislike for light).[pulse.com.gh] The signs and symptoms may include: Sudden onset of fever and chills Stiff neck Altered mental status Nausea and vomiting Severe headache Increase sensitivity to light (photophobia[dovemed.com] The symptoms of Pneumococcal Meningitis may appear quickly, or over a period of several days (usually 3-7 days after exposure).[dovemed.com]

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