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July 1993

Cluster Headache Syndrome

Author Affiliations

Kansas City, Kan

Arch Neurol. 1993;50(7):686. doi:10.1001/archneur.1993.00540070006003

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This book is authored by one of the acknowledged experts in the field of headache. For decades he has been one of the most prolific of authors, specifically on the subject of cluster headache.

This book of over 400 pages and close to 1000 references is definitive. It covers all of the varieties of head pain that have been subsumed over the years under the names of cluster headache, histaminic cephalalgia, and many others. The book is divided into three sections—episodic cluster headache, chronic cluster headache, and chronic paroxysmal hemicrania. Included are detailed critical analyses of most of the articles dealing with these subjects, dating back to those in the early part of the century. All aspects of the subject are discussed—the clinical features, epidemiology, possible pathophysiology, and treatment results.

There are particularly lengthy and thoughtful discussions of the possible relationship of episodic cluster headache to blood platelets, histamine,

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