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By William G. Speed III (auth.), Ninan T. Mathew M.D. (eds.)

ISBN-10: 9401178224

ISBN-13: 9789401178228

ISBN-10: 9401178240

ISBN-13: 9789401178242

This ebook constitutes a compilation and integration of the most recent advances within the administration of cluster complications. It encompasses the paintings of 9 specialists within the box of headache within the U.S. and offers an intensive and complete view of the topic. lots of the individuals on the symposium have spent years learning cluster headache and its editions. They current a number of conceptions in a entire demeanour. it really is believed that the generalist, neurolo­ gist, or different scientific expert keen on the remedy of this hard syndrome will derive diagnostic and healing perception into its administration. The sufferers looking aid and figuring out in their situation would be the final beneficiaries of its info. SEYMOUR DIAMOND, M.D. March, 1984 Preface The prior decade has witnessed a surge of curiosity within the box of headache and comparable problems. even if the pathophysiology and pathogenesis of basic headache problems are nonetheless poorly un­ derstood, fresh medical and healing observations have tremendously contributed to development of sufferer care within the headache box. Headache clinics focusing on the prognosis and finished administration of complications, now on hand in such a lot significant towns, have additionally helped within the growth of sufferer care and research.

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7%1. In Kudrow's study, the incidence of cluster headache in parents of cluster headache patients ranged from 2% to 6%. 1% of cluster headache patients also had migraine. Graham 3 found that 27% of cluster headache patients had a history of migraine. 7% of cluster headache patients were noted to have migraine. 7% noted by Anthony and Lance. Kudrow noted, however, a dramatic. increase in the incidence of migraine in women with cluster headache, as compared to an incidence in males similar to that expected for males in general.!

37 Nonheadach Disorders The importance of this difference in WBC determinations may be influenced by the retrospective recognition that many cluster headache patients of both episodic and chrnoic subtypes were or had recently been on lithium carbonate, known to provoke leukocytosis. Nonetheless, episodic cluster headache patients appear to have WBC elevations as compared to those with chronic cluster headache and controls. Triglyceride Level Graham 3 suggested that abnormal lipid patterns were present in 16 of 23 cluster headache patients, and Olesen 21 described several cases of essential hyperlipidemia.

44 Cluster Headache 36. Rosenthal M: Diseases of the Nervous System. New York, William Wood, 1971, vol 2, pp. 254-256. Symonds CA: A particular variety of headache. Brain 1956; 79:217-232. 37. Copyright © 1984 by Spectrum Publications, Inc. Cluster Headache. Edited by N. T. Mathew. 5 Peripheral Autonomic Abnormalities in Cluster Headache N. VUAYAN AND CRAIG WATSON SYNOPSIS Signs of disturbed autonomic function constitute a prominent feature of cluster headache. These include conjunctival injection, lacrimation, ptosis, miosis, nasal stuffiness and rhinorrhea.

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