Allodynia in cluster headache: a review

Publicado na 1ª edição de 2011

Allodynia is defined as the experience of pain due to nonpainful stimuli, and occurs in several clinical contexts, including primary headaches. Cluster headache is a primary cephalalgia which is more common in males, characterized by excruciating pain, and autonomic trigeminal dysfunction. The prevalence of allodynia in cluster headache patients is a relevant matter with few studies devoted to. Thus, the need for more information demanded a review of most important studies to value the amount of data and its relevance. To bring light to this yet blurry matter, it was made a review using the terms "allodynia" and "cluster headache" through the CAPES periodics, accessing the most relevant studies regarding to this association.


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