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Postpartum headache
  1. Joshua Friedman1,
  2. Jacob Gotler1,
  3. Ami Schattner1,2
  1. 1Departments of Medicine and Imaging, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
  2. 2Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
  1. Correspondence to Professor Ami Schattner, Department of Medicine, Kaplan Medical Centre, Bilu Junction, POB 1, Rehovot 76100, Israel; amischatt{at}

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Infection-associated headache, tension-type headache and migraine are the most prevalent headaches in the general population as well as in women. However, any new-onset headache occurring in a patient ‘at risk’ (on anticoagulant treatment, with a previous history of malignancy, etc) mandates prompt evaluation to exclude a serious underlying condition. Similarly, when headaches first present during pregnancy or post partum, a diagnostic evaluation is indicated even tough primary headaches are most common.1


A healthy 32-year-old woman …

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  • Contributors All authors treated the patient. AS wrote the paper which was approved by all authors.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.