Familial Cluster Headache: Report of Three Families
Article first published online: 26 JUN 2002
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 36, Issue 1, pages 41–43, January 1996
How to Cite
D'Amico, D., Leone, M., Moschiano, F. and Bussone, G. (1996), Familial Cluster Headache: Report of Three Families. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 36: 41–43. doi: 10.1046/j.1526-4610.1996.3601041.x
- Issue published online: 26 JUN 2002
- Article first published online: 26 JUN 2002
- Accepted for publication July 23, 1995.
- cluster headache;
- familial occurrence;
- genetic factor
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.