Differential Diagnosis of Headache, Case Study Example

Case Scenario:

The patient, Loretta A. is a 44-year-old Hispanic Female. She exhibits a severe right sided head pain for the last 24 hours. She denies fever within this time period or any head trauma. Owing to this fact, the following is a differential diagnosis of the patient’s headaches.

Patient Case Scenario

Owing to the information obtained from the patient, the patient may be suffering from cluster headaches or migraines. This is owing to the fact that the pain she experiences are severe. Furthermore the pain has been on-going for the past 24 hours. This indicated either cluster headaches or migraines.

Works Cited

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Dains, J. B. (2012). Advanced health assessment and clinical diagnosis in primary (4th ed.). St. Louis: Elsevier Mosby.

Olesen, J., Goadsby, P. J., & Ramadan, N. M. (2006). The Headaches. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.