Call for research centres worldwide to participate in INFECT-HEAD Study


You are invited to join the prospective international collaborative study titled “Defining the uncovered nature of infection-related headaches accompanying various infections: a prospective study (INFECT-HEAD Study).”

Aim of the study:

The aim of this study is to investigate the characteristics, time course, severity, and location of headaches associated with various acute systemic and local infections in adults over 18 years worldwide. In addition to examining phenotypic characteristics, the study will explore the relationship between simple infectious parameters (such as fever and CRP) and headaches. The information gathered will inform the treatment strategies in the future.


Criteria for inclusion:

A maximum of 2 researchers from each centre and 20 case entries per researcher. All patients with headache attributed to infection can be included, including all active infections in inpatients or outpatients.


Lead institution:

SBU Şişli Hamidiye Etfal Education and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey


For more information and to join the study, please contact Assoc Prof Tuba Cerrahoglu Sirin on

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