Cluster headache: review of current understandings

Authors

  • Reinaldo Teixeira Ribeiro Universidade Federal de São Paulo
  • André Leite Gonçalves Universidade Federal de São Paulo
  • Maria Eduarda Nobre Universidade Federal Fluminense
  • Deusvenir de Souza Carvalho Universidade Federal de São Paulo
  • Mario Fernando Prieto Peres Universidade Federal de São Paulo

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.48208/HeadacheMed.2012.2

Keywords:

Cluster, Headache, Review

Abstract

Cluster headache (CH) is the trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia whose pain is considered to be one of the most severe known to man. Although diagnosed less frequently than migraine and tension-type headaches, CH is nonetheless an important clinical entity, particularly given our evolving understanding of its actual epidemiology, pathophysiology, current diagnostic criteria and treatment approaches. We carried out a systematic review through the United States National Library of Medicine (PUBMED) by using the search term "cluster headache" and the results were narrowed to manuscripts published in the last ten years with subsequent reference searches and verification of source data. This article presents a review of the current understanding of the most important aspects of CH, with emphasis on mechanisms and treatment approaches.

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Author Biographies

Reinaldo Teixeira Ribeiro, Universidade Federal de São Paulo

Universidade Federal de São Paulo – UNIFESP, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

André Leite Gonçalves, Universidade Federal de São Paulo

Universidade Federal de São Paulo – UNIFESP, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Maria Eduarda Nobre, Universidade Federal Fluminense

Universidade Federal Fluminense – UFF, Niteroi, RJ, Brazil

Deusvenir de Souza Carvalho, Universidade Federal de São Paulo

Universidade Federal de São Paulo – UNIFESP, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Mario Fernando Prieto Peres, Universidade Federal de São Paulo

Universidade Federal de São Paulo – UNIFESP, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

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Published

2012-03-31

How to Cite

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Ribeiro RT, Gonçalves AL, Nobre ME, Carvalho D de S, Peres MFP. Cluster headache: review of current understandings. Headache Med [Internet]. 2012 Mar. 31 [cited 2024 Jul. 14];3(1):5-12. Available from: https://headachemedicine.com.br/index.php/hm/article/view/307

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