Current Pain and Headache Reports

, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp 140–146

Recognition and treatment of cluster headache in the emergency department

  • Brian M. Grosberg
  • Seymour Solomon

DOI: 10.1007/s11916-004-0028-6

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Grosberg, B.M. & Solomon, S. Current Science Inc (2004) 8: 140. doi:10.1007/s11916-004-0028-6


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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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian M. Grosberg
    • 1
  • Seymour Solomon
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyAlbert Einstein College of Medicine Headache Unit, Montefiore Medical CenterBronxUSA