Case-Control study on the epidemiology of cluster headache I: Etiological factors and associated conditions

Giuseppe Nappi

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Abstract

The etiological and physiopathological mechanisms of cluster headache (CH) are still largely unknown. The majority of the studies published on the possible risk factors and conditions associated with CH rely on either anecdotal observations or generalizations and have not been supported by serious epidemiological investigations. The aim of this case-control study was to evaluate the real association of life habits and general risk factors with CH. CH was associated only with cigarette smoking, head trauma and a positive family history for headache. Further epidemiologic studies are probably necessary in order to find clues to CH etiology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-127
Number of pages5
JournalNeuroepidemiology
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995

Keywords

  • Cluster headache
  • Epidemiology
  • Life habits
  • Risk factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Clinical Neurology

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