From Kliniken der Stadt Koeln, Krankenhaus Merheim, Neurology, Cologne, Germany (Drs. Kuhn, Cooper-Mahkorn, and Bewermeyer); and Neurological Therapy Centre, Heinrich-Heine-University Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany (Dr. Kuhn).
Remitting Form of Hemicrania Continua: Two New Cases Exhibiting One Unusual Autonomic Feature
Article first published online: 1 JUN 2005
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 45, Issue 6, pages 759–762, June 2005
How to Cite
Kuhn, J., Kuhn, K. F., Cooper-Mahkorn, D. and Bewermeyer, H. (2005), Remitting Form of Hemicrania Continua: Two New Cases Exhibiting One Unusual Autonomic Feature. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 45: 759–762. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2005.05143_4.x
- Issue published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Article first published online: 1 JUN 2005
- Accepted for publication January 6, 2005.
- hemicrania continua;
- remitting form, olfactory aura
Hemicrania continua (HC) is an uncommon, primary headache disorder characterized by a continuous, strictly unilateral headache of moderate intensity with superimposed exacerbations of more severe pain and accompanying autonomic features. Whereas in the majority of HC patients the headache is continuous and without pain-free intervals, we report two new cases of the rare remitting form of HC. One patient described unusual olfactory sensation during episodes of exacerbation, which we classify as an olfactory aura.