Postpartum thunderclap headache

Sharma, Pranshu; Poppe, Alexandre Y.; Eesa, Muneer; Steffenhagen, Nikolai; Goyal, Mayank
November 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/4/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 10, p1033
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case of a healthy 31-year-old woman who experienced a severe diffuse thunderclap headache and generalized seizures, two days after giving birth to a healthy baby. She had not received spinal anesthesia during labour and her blood pressure was 140/90 mm Hg. Information on the results of her routine blood work, urinalysis and magnetic resonance angiography is provided. After two weeks, her headaches had completely resolved, and she had no recurrent seizures.


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