Nummular headache: three new cases

Cephalalgia. 2006 Oct;26(10):1234-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2982.2006.01197.x.


Nummular headache is proposed as a distinct type of headache in the Appendix of the second edition of the International Classification of Headache Disorders (ICHD-II). It is a chronic condition, with the following characteristics: pain is felt on a small circumscribed cranial area; pain is of mild to moderate intensity; there is no evidence of a structural abnormality. Herein, three cases fulfilling the ICHD-II proposed criteria (code A13.7.1) for nummular headache are reported.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Analgesics / therapeutic use
  • Chronic Disease
  • Female
  • Head
  • Headache Disorders, Primary / classification*
  • Headache Disorders, Primary / drug therapy
  • Headache Disorders, Primary / physiopathology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Severity of Illness Index


  • Analgesics