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Spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage diagnosis

The diagnosis of SAH should be considered in any patient with a severe and sudden onset or rapidly escalating headache. With such a large number of patients presenting to the ED with a chief complaint of headache, differentiating those with a benign cause from those with an emergent etiology such as SAH can be difficult. Deciding which patients require a workup for SAH is often the most challenging part of the emergency physician’s care, in part due to the low frequency and high acuity of the illness.

Computed tomography

Lumbar Puncture

spontaneous_subarachnoid_hemorrhage_diagnosis.txt · Last modified: 2019/08/16 09:55 by administrador