cluster headache


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cluster headache

[′kləs·tər ‚hed‚āk]
(medicine)
A type of migraine that is characterized by severe unilateral pain in the eye or temple and tends to recur in a series of attacks.
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A cluster headache is a trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia involving activation of the trigeminal-autonomic reflex, but its exact cause is still being debated.
The pain did not subside, and in May 2006 he was referred to a neurologist, who diagnosed him with cluster headache.
Symptomatic cluster headache (CH) cases have been described in association with different kinds of lesions located in the middle cranial fossa, near the sellar or parasellar structures including lesions of internal carotid artery.
SUMAVEL DosePro should only be used where a clear diagnosis of migraine or cluster headache has been established.
The co-localization of morphometric and functional changes demonstrates the precise anatomical location for the central nervous system lesion of cluster headache and suggests an involvement of this area as a primum movens in acute attack9.
Cluster headache may be acute and episodic or chronic depending upon the 'cluster' period.
Cluster headaches typically strike men in their late 20s and 30s.
Given that symptoms of migraine and cluster headaches overlap, and that migraine is more prevalent than cluster headache, recognizing the latter requires sensitivity to its key attributes described in this article.
A variety of headache disorders result in nocturnal headache: migraine, cluster headache, chronic paroxysmal hemicrania, and hypnic headache.
Their alliance has already begun virtual trials for cluster headache, acne, and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).