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Familial cluster headache: report of three families.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8666537     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report on three families in which cluster headache is present in more than one member. In one of these families a boy, his father, and paternal grandfather were affected. In the other two families, a father and son and mother and daughter were the affected members. Diagnoses were based on IHS criteria, after examining and taking the history directly from the patient in all but one of the seven cases; the seventh patient was deceased and the diagnosis was based on reports from the affected son. Considered in the light of other recent reports of familial cluster headache, these cases suggest that cluster headache can have a genetic component.
D D'Amico; M Leone; F Moschiano; G Bussone
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Headache     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0017-8748     ISO Abbreviation:  Headache     Publication Date:  1996 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-08-06     Completed Date:  1996-08-06     Revised Date:  2009-02-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985091R     Medline TA:  Headache     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  41-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Headache Centre, Neurological Institute C. Besta, Milan, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Cluster Headache / diagnosis,  genetics*
Middle Aged

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