Red ear syndrome

R. Allan Purdy, David W. Dodick

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Abstract

The red ear syndrome is a rare syndrome originally described by Lance in 1994. It involves pain in and around the ear and associated autonomic phenomena, the most significant of which is cutaneous erythema of the ear ipsilateral to the pain and obvious to the patient and examiner during the attack. It may well represent an auriculo-autonomic cephalgia and/or be part of the group of disorders recognized as trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias. As a syndrome, it still lacks specificity in regard to etiology, mechanisms, and treatment but is important to recognize clinically because of its associations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)313-316
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent pain and headache reports
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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