Cluster Headache Associated With Parainfluenza Virus, Preceded and Succeeded by Migraine
Version of Record online: 4 JUN 2003
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 38, Issue 2, pages 132–134, February 1998
How to Cite
Blanchard, B. M. (1998), Cluster Headache Associated With Parainfluenza Virus, Preceded and Succeeded by Migraine. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 38: 132–134. doi: 10.1046/j.1526-4610.1998.3802132.x
- Issue online: 4 JUN 2003
- Version of Record online: 4 JUN 2003
- Accepted for publication June 25, 1997.
- cluster headache;
- parainfluenza virus
A serologically proven case of parainfluenza viral infection was associated with the onset and disapearance of cluster headache. The patient had long-standing migraine that ceased during the cluster headache period and recurred when the latter stopped. Possibly, the virus was neurally transmitted to the trigeminal-autonomic system, creating an inflammatory response that transiently precipitated cluster headache and obliterated migraine.