Selective vs. complete family interview for detecting those affected by familial cluster headache

Massimo Leone, A. Rigamonti, M. B. Russel, E. Mea, D. D'Amico, L. Grazzi, G. Bussone

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Abstract

This study validates the method of interviewing only the first-degree relatives indicated by the proband as possible cluster headache sufferers. We interviewed essentially all the first-degree relatives (93%) of 87 probands with cluster headache. We found only one new first-degree relative with cluster headache (1/ 40 = 2.5%). The selective interview may be used with confidence as a means of investigating the hereditary component of cluster headache.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)938-939
Number of pages2
JournalCephalalgia
Volume24
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2004

Keywords

  • Cluster headache
  • Familial occurrence
  • Genetic
  • Interview
  • Risk

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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