Current Pain and Headache Reports

, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp 133–139

Cluster headache mimics

  • Dale M. Carter

DOI: 10.1007/s11916-004-0027-7

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Carter, D.M. Current Science Inc (2004) 8: 133. doi:10.1007/s11916-004-0027-7


This article discusses cluster headache and a variety of cluster mimics, with the intention of aiding the practitioner in differentiating between primary cluster headache and secondary forms of cluster. Secondary causes of cluster headache include infections, tumors, vascular abnormalities, and head trauma. In addition, other trigeminal autonomic cephalgias occasionally can be difficult to distinguish from primary cluster headache.

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© Current Science Inc 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dale M. Carter
    • 1
  1. 1.PortlandUSA

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