From the Michigan Head-Pain and Neurological Institute, Ann Arbor, MI (Drs. Rozen, Haynes, and Saper); The New England Center For Headache, Stamford, CT (Dr. Sheftell).
Abrupt Onset and Termination of Cutaneous Allodynia (Central Sensitization) During Attacks of SUNCT
Article first published online: 10 FEB 2005
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 45, Issue 2, pages 153–155, February 2005
How to Cite
Rozen, T. D., Haynes, G. V., Saper, J. R. and Sheftell, F. D. (2005), Abrupt Onset and Termination of Cutaneous Allodynia (Central Sensitization) During Attacks of SUNCT. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 45: 153–155. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2005.05030.x
- Issue published online: 10 FEB 2005
- Article first published online: 10 FEB 2005
- Accepted for publication September 24, 2004.
- central sensitization;
The presence of central sensitization and cutaneous allodynia has not been readily studied in other primary headache syndromes outside of migraine. If central sensitization does occur, is the temporal profile any different in the short-lasting more aggressive syndromes such as SUNCT than in migraine? A patient with SUNCT was examined during and in between attacks looking for the presence and duration of cutaneous allodynia.