Secondary Stabbing Headache Associated with COVID-19: a Case Report
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Case report; SARS-CoA-2; Unilateral ice-pick cephalagia; Vaccine sequela
Although COVID-19 is mainly an acute viral illness, persistent symptoms are common. However, headache is not a frequent sequela of this disease. Furthermore, stabbing/ice-pick cephalalgia has been reported in < 10% of cases of COVID-19, and recurrent forms occurring after vaccination against the disease have not been published yet. We present here an unusual short-lasting unilateral stabbing/ice-pick headache with recurrent periodicity over 10 months, which may represent a sequela of COVID-19. The cephalalgia presented in a 55-year-old male with no significant medical problems approximately 4 months after the acute onset of COVID-19, and recurred twice 12 days after the second dose of COVID-19 vaccination with BNT162b2 (Pfizer). This report represents a contribution to the semiological pattern of COVID-19-related cephalea.
Akhlaq, Hira; Li, Mian; and Nava, Victor E., "Secondary Stabbing Headache Associated with COVID-19: a Case Report" (2022). GW Authored Works. Paper 1244.