CLUSTER HEADACHE

Authors

  • Michelle Anisa Doctor Profession Study Program, Medical Faculty, Brawijaya University, Saiful Anwar General Hospital, Malang, Indonesia
  • Shahdevi Nandar Kurniawan Neurology Department, Medical Faculty, Brawijaya University, Saiful Anwar General Hospital, Malang, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21776/ub.jphv.2022.003.02.1

Keywords:

Cluster headache, trigeminovascular, hypothalamic, abortive, transitional, prevention

Abstract

Cluster headache (CH) is a trigeminal autonomic cephalgia characterized by attacks of severe unilateral headache accompanied by ipsilateral autonomic symptoms. The prevalence of cluster headache in the overall population is 1 in every 1000 people. The exact etiology of cluster headache remains unclear. However, it is thought that there is a connection between the trigeminovascular system, parasympathetic nerve fibers involved in trigeminal autonomic reflexes, and the hypothalamus. Treatment of CH has three stages, namely: abortive, transitional, and preventive. Cluster headaches tend to subside with age with less frequent attacks and longer periods of remission between attacks.

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2022-08-24

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