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Family Medicine & Medical Science Research

Family Medicine & Medical Science Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2327-4972

Abstract

Evaluation of Headache for Subarachnoid Hemorrhage in the Emergency Department

Jarone Lee, Martine Silver and Kaushal Shah

Headache is a major presenting symptom of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) along with nausea/vomiting, photophobia, meningeal signs and even loss of consciousness and seizures. In this paper we discuss the standard evaluation of SAH, including how to distinguish true SAH from traumatic lumbar puncture (LP). Also, we discuss how to interpret computed tomography (CT) of the brain and LP results in relation to the onset of symptoms.

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