Posted by Ueli (126.96.36.199) on June 19, 2001 at 14:37:29:
In Reply to: With respect, Ueli posted by Margi on June 19, 2001 at 13:49:51:
It's always the same, if I try to keep a post too a few lines, my twisted thoughts don't get across :-)
As the brain is fully developed at a early age, so presumably is the (enlarged) hypothalamus. But as some people get CH only in their fifties (like me), there must be some sort of 'ripening' process until CH breaks out. I believe, this 'maturing' is not purely time dependent, but can be accelerated (or delayed) by other causes, like hazel eyes or a blow on the head or lots and lots of other environmental influences.
So I wouldn't exclude that a head injury may bring on, within a month or two, the first cluster attack.
In a very old report (from the time of the 'ruddy complexion') there was found a correlation between head trauma and CH, but they allowed for a delay of 6 to 8 years, probably in an effort to get any meaning out of their data.
The 25 years referred to the delay between the blow on the head and the outbreak of 'clusters' in Debra's hubby.
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