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  • Brief Report
  • Open Access

Valsalva-induced cluster headache

The Journal of Headache and Pain20067:345

  • Received: 7 September 2006
  • Accepted: 28 September 2006
  • Published:


A case valsalva-induced cluster headache is presented. Cluster attacks induced by valsalva manoeuvres alone were only recently described, and such patients have features of cough headache and cluster headache. Attacks occurred a couple of times a week in the patient presented, solely triggered by valsalva manoeuvres including coughing, sneezing or straining and not by exercising.

Key words

  • Cluster headache
  • Valsalva
  • Melatonin


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