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IHS Criteria for Migraine

Timothy C. Hain, MD Page last modified: May 18, 2016 See also -- many pages on migraine on this site

The IHS is one of the numerous committees that have listed symptoms needed for various diagnoses involving dizziness.

The official International Headache Society or "IHS" criteria for headache are:

1. Migraine

Recurrent headaches separated by symptom-free intervals and accompanied by any three of the following:

and/or positive family history of migraine.

1.1 Migraine without aura

1.2 Migraine with aura

1.8 Transformed migraine (chronic migraine)

2. Tension type headache

2.1 Episodic tension-type headache

2.2 Chronic tension-type headache

3. Cluster Headache and chronic paroxysmal hemicrania

3.1 Cluster headache

3.2 Chronic paroxysmal hemicrania

4. Chronic daily headache unassociated with structural lesion

4.7 New daily persistent headache

4.8 Hemicrania continua



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