SUNCT headache


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SUNCT headache

An abbreviation for short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headaches occurring with conjunctival injection and tearing, consisting of brief but repetitive intense attacks affecting one side of the face and the eye on the same side. Transient nasal congestion often accompanies the headache. The syndrome is most often reported in men over 50, although it has been documented in other groups of patients.
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