Posted by Simon (220.127.116.11) on December 02, 2001 at 11:01:19:
In Reply to: Cluster variants posted by Mike L on December 02, 2001 at 04:31:03:
Peter Goadsby and his team are convinced that clusters are not vascular headaches - ie. where the cause is vascular. The cause is in fact neurological and some effects are felt as vascular.
This from my report of his address at the OUCH (UK) inaugural meeting:
"It was clear that the brain "owns" C.H. rather than it being a vascular condition, and studies were ongoing to demonstrate this, using control patients who do not have headache in their families. Interestingly it is difficult to get controls in this category, and volunteers were sought."
Thes studies are the ones that tens of sufferers and supporters from OUCH (UK), including my good lady wife, are currently taking part in.
Full report linked below.
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