Cluster Headache in a Case of Ophthalmic CysticercosisCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Animesh Das,
Room no-107, New Unmarried Hostel, Sanjay Gandhi Posgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow-226014, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Cluster headache is considered to be a primary headache. A lot of literature has been published for apparent cluster headache like conditions arising out of organic pathologies like tumours, dissection and infection in the craniofacial area although the causal relationship still needs to be proved convincingly. In certain cases, treatment of the primary pathology like sinusitis or otitis media leads to alleviation of the symptoms of headache. Neuroimaging has been recommended in cases of cluster headache with atypical symptoms and signs or those not responding to treatment. Neuroimaging in the present case of cluster headache was suggestive of ophthalmic cysticercosis. To the best of present authors’ knowledge, cluster headache in ophthalmic cysticercosis has never been described.
Cephalgia, Cranial pain, Imaging, Taenia, Trigeminal cephalgias
Animesh Das, Robin Bansal. CLUSTER HEADACHE IN A CASE OF OPHTHALMIC CYSTICERCOSIS. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2019 February [cited: 2019 Feb 19 ]; 13:OD08-OD09. Available from
Date of Submission: Sep 07, 2018
Date of Peer Review: Nov 05, 2018
Date of Acceptance: Dec 07, 2018
Date of Publishing: Feb 01, 2019
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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