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Cluster headache

Summary of Cluster headache
Cluster headache is a neurological disorder characterized by recurrent, severe headaches on one side of the head, typically around the eye. There are often accompanying autonomic symptoms during the headache such as eye watering, nasal congestion and swelling around the eye, typically confined to the side of the head with the pain. The are typically treated with inhaled oxygen and sumatriptans.




Nervous system

Central nervous system disorders
Central and peripheral nervous system disorders
Peripheral nervous system disorders
Autonomic nervous system disorders
Nervous system pathology review

Cluster headache


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Cluster headache

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USMLE® Step 1 style questions USMLE

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USMLE® Step 2 style questions USMLE

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 A 27-year-old man comes to the clinic because of daily unilateral headaches for the past week. Episodes last 1 hour, are abrupt in onset and cessation, localized to the orbital and temporal regions, and are accompanied by lacrimation, rhinorrhea, and facial sweating. His wife says these headaches occur at night and that during the attacks her husband is restless. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis? 

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