Cluster headache

Dw Dodick, Td Rozen, Pj Goadsby, Stephen D. Silberstein

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Abstract

Cluster headache is a stereotypic, primary headache disorder that is marked by repeated short-lasting attacks of severe, unilateral head pain and associated autonomic symptoms. Cluster headache is probably due to an abnormality in the circadian hypothalamic generator with subsequent trigeminovascular activation. We have reviewed the clinical manifestations, pathophysiology, gender differences, and treatment options in cluster headache.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)787-803
Number of pages17
JournalCephalalgia
Volume20
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000

Keywords

  • Antiepileptic agents
  • Circadian cycle
  • Cluster
  • Headache
  • Hypothalamus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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