Cluster Headache

@article{Matharu2001ClusterH,
  title={Cluster Headache},
  author={Manjit Singh Matharu and Peter J. Goadsby},
  journal={Practical Neurology},
  year={2001},
  volume={1},
  pages={42 - 49}
}
Cluster headache (CH) is a strictly unilateral headache that occurs in association with cranial autonomic features and, in most patients, has a striking circannual and circadian periodicity. It is an excruciating syndrome and is probably one of the most painful conditions known to mankind, with female patients describing each attack as being worse than childbirth. The understanding of cluster headache, in pathophysiological terms, and the management strategies, have altered dramatically in… 

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