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5.2.2 Persistent headache attributed to mild traumatic injury to the head

Diagnostic criteria:

  1. Headache fulfilling criteria for 5.2 Persistent headache attributed to traumatic injury to the head
  2. Head injury fulfilling both of the following:
    1. associated with none of the following:
      • – loss of consciousness for >30 minutes
      • – Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score <13
      • – post-traumatic amnesia lasting >24 hours1
      • – altered level of awareness for >24 hours
      • – imaging evidence of a traumatic head injury such as skull fracture, intracranial haemorrhage and/or brain contusion
    2. associated with one or more of the following symptoms and/or signs:
      • – transient confusion, disorientation or impaired consciousness
      • – loss of memory for events immediately before or after the head injury
      • – two or more of the following symptoms suggestive of mild traumatic brain injury:
        • – nausea
        • – vomiting
        • – visual disturbances
        • – dizziness and/or vertigo
        • – gait and/or postural imbalance
        • – impaired memory and/or concentration.

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