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Valsalva-induced cluster headache

The Journal of Headache and Pain20067:345

https://doi.org/10.1007/s10194-006-0345-8

Received: 7 September 2006

Accepted: 28 September 2006

Published: 10 December 2006

Abstract

A case valsalva-induced cluster headache is presented. Cluster attacks induced by valsalva manoeuvres alone were only recently described, and such patients have features of cough headache and cluster headache. Attacks occurred a couple of times a week in the patient presented, solely triggered by valsalva manoeuvres including coughing, sneezing or straining and not by exercising.

Key words

Cluster headache Valsalva Melatonin