8.1.1.1 Immediate NO donor-induced headache

Previously used terms:
Nitroglycerine headache; dynamite headache; hot dog headache.

Diagnostic criteria:
A. Any headache fulfilling criterion C
B. Absorption of a nitric oxide (NO) donor has occurred
C. Evidence of causation demonstrated by all of the following:

    1. headache has developed within 1 hr after absorption of the NO donor
    2. headache has resolved within 1 hr after release of NO has ended
    3. headache has at least one of the following four characteristics:

      a) bilateral
      b) mild to moderate intensity
      c) pulsating quality
      d) aggravated by physical activity

D. Not better accounted for by another ICHD-3 diagnosis.