Last updated on November 2019

The Will Erwin Headache Research Center - Cluster Headache Study


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Cluster Headaches and Other Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalgias | SUNCT | Cluster Headache | Trigeminal Neuralgia | Chronic Paroxysmal Hemicrania | Hemicrania Continua
  • Age: Between 18 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of a trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia according to the International Headache Classification including episodic cluster headache, chronic cluster headache, episodic paroxysmal hemicrania, chronic paroxysmal hemicrania, episodic short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks with conjunctival injection and tearing (SUNCT), chronic SUNCT, episodic short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks with cranial autonomic symptoms (SUNA), chronic SUNA, and hemicrania continua. OR Diagnosis of a trigeminal neuralgia according to the International Headache Classification, including classical trigeminal neuralgia and symptomatic trigeminal neuralgia.
  • Able to provide HIPAA authorization to share prior medical records/imaging.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Life expectancy less than 1 year, co-existing disease or other characteristic that precludes appropriate diagnosis of a trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia or trigeminal neuralgia.
  • Active drug or alcohol use or dependence that, in the opinion of the site investigator, would interfere with adherence to study requirements
  • Inability or unwillingness of subject or legal guardian/representative to give informed consent.

Inclusion Criteria for Healthy Volunteers:

  • Inclusion criteria is willingness to consent and be of age 18 and older

Recruitment Status: Open


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