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The Journal of Headache and Pain

, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 281–284

First Online: 08 April 2010Received: 02 March 2010Accepted: 23 March 2010

Abstract

The trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias TACs, including cluster headache, paroxysmal hemicrania and SUNCT, are characterized by the cardinal combination of short-lasting unilateral pain and autonomic phenomena affecting the head. Hemicrania continua HC shares many clinical characteristics with TACs, including unilateral pain and ipsilateral autonomic features. Nevertheless, HC is separately classified in the revised International Classification of Headache Disorders ICHD-II. Here, we describe the case of a 45-year-old man presenting an unusual concurrence of different forms of primary headaches associated with autonomic signs, including subsequently ipsilateral cluster headache, SUNCT and HC. This report supports the theory that common mechanisms could be involved in pathophysiology of different primary headache syndromes.

KeywordsHemicrania continua Cluster headache SUNCT TACs  Download fulltext PDF



Author: Giuseppe Cosentino - Brigida Fierro - Angela Rita Puma - Simona Talamanca - Filippo Brighina

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