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Lateralization in cluster headache: a Nordic multicenter study
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience.
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2009 (English)In: Journal of Headache and Pain, ISSN 1129-2369, E-ISSN 1129-2377, Vol. 10, no 4, 259-263 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A slight predominance of cluster pain on the right side has been   reported in several studies. The aim of this large retrospective Nordic   multicenter study was to estimate the prevalence of right- and   left-sided pain in cluster headache (CH) patients with side-locked   pain, the prevalence of side shifts in episodic and chronic CH   patients, and the occurrence of cranial autonomic symptoms related to   pain side. Among 383 cluster patients, 55 (14%) had experienced pain   side shift. Of the remaining 328 individuals without side shift, there   was no significant difference between the occurrence of right-sided and   left-sided pain (54 vs. 46%). The prevalence of side shift was similar   for episodic and chronic CH and the occurrence of cranial autonomic   symptoms was not influenced by the pain side. In conclusion, previous   reports of a side difference in location of cluster pain could not be   confirmed in this large Nordic sample.

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2009. Vol. 10, no 4, 259-263 p.
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pain side, headache, Scandinavian
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-107241DOI: 10.1007/s10194-009-0129-zISI: 000267783600006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-107241DiVA: diva2:228383
Available from: 2009-07-30 Created: 2009-07-30 Last updated: 2010-07-19Bibliographically approved

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