A case of cluster headache treated with rotigotine: Clinical and neurophysiological correlates

Cherubino Di Lorenzo, Gianluca Coppola, Francesco Pierelli

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Abstract

Background: Chronic cluster headache (CCH) is characterized by recurrent bouts of facial pain lasting up to 180 minutes in the absence of a long remission period. Case:We report the case of a 43-year-old male patient with treatment-resistant CCH, who improved with administration of transdermal rotigotine. We also evaluated the nociceptive blink reflex habituation that was reduced before the treatment (as is usual in CH patients) and normalized by transdermal rotigotine. Conclusions: We suggest that rotigotine could represent a further therapeutic option in the treatment of drug-resistant CCH.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1272-1276
Number of pages5
JournalCephalalgia
Volume33
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013

Keywords

  • blink reflex
  • Cluster headache
  • dopamine agonist
  • habituation
  • prophylaxis
  • rotigotine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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