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August 1977

The Clinical Link Between Migraine and Cluster Headaches

Author Affiliations

From the Neurology Service, Hines Veterans Administration Hospital (Dr Medina), Hines, Ill, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine (Dr Medina), Maywood, Ill, the Diamond Headache Clinic (Dr Diamond), and the Chicago Medical School (Dr Diamond), Chicago.

Arch Neurol. 1977;34(8):470-472. doi:10.1001/archneur.1977.00500200030005

• We describe seven patients with vascular headaches. Five of them had cluster headaches, which were preceded by migrainous scotomata (two patients), weakness contralateral to the pain (one), accompanied by ipsilateral photopsias (one), or by contralateral paresthesias (one). The other two patients had "clusters" of daily common migraine headaches separated by long free intervals. The symptoms of these patients suggest a common root for cluster and migraine headaches.

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