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Cluster Headache MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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Cluster Headache
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Scope Note
A primary headache disorder that is characterized by severe, strictly unilateral PAIN which is orbital, supraorbital, temporal or in any combination of these sites, lasting 15-180 min. occurring 1 to 8 times a day. The attacks are associated with one or more of the following, all of which are ipsilateral: conjunctival injection, lacrimation, nasal congestion, rhinorrhea, facial SWEATING, eyelid EDEMA, and miosis. (International Classification of Headache Disorders, 2nd ed. Cephalalgia 2004: suppl 1)
Entry Term(s)
Atypical Cluster Headache
Chronic Cluster Headache
Ciliary Neuralgia
Cluster Headache Syndrome
Episodic Cluster Headache
Headache, Cluster
Histamine Cephalgia
Horton Syndrome
Horton's Syndrome
Neuralgic Migraine
NLM Classification #
WL 344
Previous Indexing
Headache (1966-1977)
Vascular Headache (1966-1977)
Public MeSH Note
1991; see VASCULAR HEADACHE 1978-1990
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Cluster Headache Preferred
Episodic Cluster Headache Narrower
Atypical Cluster Headache Narrower
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