Headaches due to irritation of the meninges

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Why does headaches due to meninges occur?

These headaches occur as a result of an inflammatory process, like for example:

  • Meningitis (inflammation of the meninges, lining layers of the brain)
  • or due to another condition such as a sub-arachnoid hemorrhage.

Diagnosis is confirmed via lumbar puncture.

Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 10 Jan 2018
Medical Author: Dr. med. Diana Hysi