Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 9--15

Treatment of cluster headache


William S Kingston1, David W Dodick2 
1 Centre for Headache, Women's College Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, USA
2 Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. William S Kingston
Centre for Headache, Women's College Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
USA

Cluster headache (CH) is a debilitating primary headache disorder. Although uncommon, affecting only 0.1% of population, it is one of the most painful conditions known to humankind. Three strategies are employed for effective treatment of CH, namely, abortive therapy, transitional therapy, and preventive therapy. Being an uncommon condition, there is a paucity of large-scale controlled trials and evidence of various therapies are based on smaller studies. This review primarily focuses on therapies with highest quality of evidence and also on the emerging therapies for CH.


How to cite this article:
Kingston WS, Dodick DW. Treatment of cluster headache.Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2018;21:9-15


How to cite this URL:
Kingston WS, Dodick DW. Treatment of cluster headache. Ann Indian Acad Neurol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2019 Nov 22 ];21:9-15
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