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Intracranial hypotension: an unusual cause of headache in the emergency department
  1. Y-M Weng,
  2. T-C Weng,
  3. W-J Lee,
  4. H-J Lin
  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, Chi-Mei Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Wei-Jing Lee, Department of Emergency Medicine, Chi-Mei Medical Center, 901 Chung-Hua Road, Yung-Kang City, Tainan 710, Taiwan; s71095{at}; saab934151{at}

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A 30-year-old man presented to our emergency department because of severe headache. He had neck stiffness and posterior fossa headache for 2 months. His headache worsened on upright position and improved on recumbent position. He denied any experience of head trauma, fever or any medical procedure in recent months. He maintained follow-up at a neurological outpatient department for control of high blood pressure and pain. Before arrival at the emergency …

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