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Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2004 Apr;8(2):140-6.

Recognition and treatment of cluster headache in the emergency department.

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Department of Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Headache Unit, Montefiore Medical Center, 111 East 210th Street, Bronx, NY, 10467-2490, USA.


Cluster headache has a dramatic presentation marked by rapidly escalating intensity of pain and prominent signs of autonomic dysfunction. Despite its distinctive features, diagnostic delay and misdiagnosis are common. Prompt recognition of this headache disorder provides an opportunity for effective treatment. This article provides a practical approach to the diagnosis and management of patients with cluster headache in the emergency room setting.

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