Previously used term:
Headache caused, after a delay of hours, by ingestion of alcohol (usually in the form of alcoholic beverages). It resolves spontaneously within 72 hours.
- Any headache fulfilling criterion C
- Alcohol has been ingested
- Evidence of causation demonstrated by all of the following:
- headache has developed within 5-12 hours after ingestion of alcohol
- headache has resolved within 72 hours of onset
- headache has at least one of the following three characteristics:
- a) bilateral
- b) pulsating quality
- c) aggravated by physical activity
- Not better accounted for by another ICHD-3 diagnosis.
188.8.131.52 Delayed alcohol-induced headache is one of the commonest secondary headaches. Whether the delayed headache is a toxic effect or a manifestation of mechanisms similar to those in 184.108.40.206 Delayed NO donor-induced headache is an unresolved question.