Posted by Bob Johnson (220.127.116.11) on March 24, 2000 at 08:45:21:
In Reply to: One report from MEDLINE. posted by Bob Johnson on March 24, 2000 at 08:28:48:
Cephalalgia 1985 Mar;5(1):11-6
Migraine in patients with cluster headache.
One hundred and twenty seven patients with cluster headache have been compared with 122 patients with migraine. Twenty of the patients with cluster headache have had migraine attacks but only 2 still have migraine attacks after the onset of cluster headache. No migraine patients had cluster headache. Among the 127 patients with cluster headache, one of the parents suffered from cluster headache in 4.7% of the cases. Among the 122 patients with migraine, 0.8% had a parent with cluster headache. Among the 122 patients with migraine 54.9% had parents with migraine, and in the cluster headache group 23.6% of the patients had one parent with migraine. The coexistence of migraine and cluster headache is rare. The two types of headache, as far as the heredity pattern is concerned, are independent entities.
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