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The clinical features of cluster headache have been recognized by successive generations of physicians. The whole topic has been obscured by a diversity of nomenclature as well as a number of proposed causes and suggested therapies. Thus terminology has included "red migraine" (von Mollendorf): erythroprosopalgia (Bing); ciliary; migrainous neuralgia (Harris); histaminic cephalgia (Horton); petrosal neuralgia (Gardner and associates); and "a peculiar variety of headache" (Symones). The clinical features of the headaches described under these designations were all similar and no clear distinction could be drawn among them. In 1962 the ad hoc committee of the National Institute of Nervous Disease
Cluster Headache: Mechanism and Management.. Ann Intern Med. 1981;95:252–253. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-95-2-252_5
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;95(2):252-253.
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