Coexisting trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias and hemicrania continua

Matthew S. Robbins, Brian M. Grosberg, Richard B. Lipton

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The trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias (TACs) and hemicrania continua (HC) share many clinical characteristics including unilateral pain and ipsilateral autonomic features. We report a patient with a history of migraine without aura who developed cluster headache and HC simultaneously. The distinctive clinical features and differential response profiles to various treatments indicates that they are distinct disorders. We then review previous reports of patients with coexisting TACs and HC and discuss the relationship between these families of primary headache disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)489-496
Number of pages8
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2010


  • Cluster headache
  • Hemicrania continua
  • Paroxysmal hemicrania
  • Trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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