Valsalva-Induced Cluster: A New Subtype of Cluster Headache
Article first published online: 10 MAY 2002
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 42, Issue 4, pages 301–302, April 2002
How to Cite
Ko, J. and Rozen, T. D. (2002), Valsalva-Induced Cluster: A New Subtype of Cluster Headache. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 42: 301–302. doi: 10.1046/j.1526-4610.2002.02088.x
- Issue published online: 10 MAY 2002
- Article first published online: 10 MAY 2002
- Accepted for publication January 15, 2002.
- cluster headache;
- cough headache;
We report the case of a man who suffered from Valsalva-induced cluster headaches. The headaches deviated from classic cluster in that they were solely induced by activity involving the Valsalva maneuver, such as coughing and sneezing, and never occurred spontaneously. The attacks were prevented by treatment with indomethacin. This may be the first reported case of cluster that only occurs after a defined trigger and never spontaneously. It also may be the first cluster headache subtype that is indomethacin responsive.