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5.2.1 Persistent headache attributed to moderate or severe traumatic injury to the head

Diagnostic criteria:
  1. Headache fulfilling criteria for 5.2 Persistent headache attributed to traumatic injury to the head
  2. Injury to the head associated with at least one of the following:
    1. loss of consciousness for >30 minutes
    2. Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score <13
    3. post-traumatic amnesia lasting >24 hours1
    4. alteration in level of awareness for >24 hours
    5. imaging evidence of a traumatic head injury such as skull fracture, intracranial haemorrhage and/or brain contusion.

The duration of post-traumatic amnesia is defined as the time between head injury and resumption of normal continuous recall of events.