Two new SUNCT cases responsive to lamotrigine

M. Leone, A. Rigamonti, S. Usai, D. D'Amico, L. Grazzi, G. Bussone

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Abstract

Short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks with conjunctival injection and tearing (SUNCT) is a rare and debilitating headache form generally unresponsive to treatment. Following a recent report of a SUNCT patient who responded to lamotrigine, we tried this drug in two new SUNCT patients, reported here. In both cases prophylaxis was successful, suggesting lamotrigine might be the first effective treatment for this rare and debilitating headache syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)845-847
Number of pages3
JournalCephalalgia
Volume20
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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Keywords

  • Headache
  • Lamotrigine
  • SUNCT syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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