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A Case of Resistant SUNCT that Gave Response to Steroid Treatment [Turk J Neurol]
Turk J Neurol. 2014; 20(1): 23-25 | DOI: 10.4274/Tnd.60320  

A Case of Resistant SUNCT that Gave Response to Steroid Treatment

Hakan Levent Gül1, Ömer Karadaş2
1Kartal Education and Research Hospital, Department of Neurology, Istanbul, Turkey
2Erzincan Military Hospital, Neurology Service, Erzincan, Turkey

Conjunctival injection and tearing with unilateral short lasting neuralgiform headache syndrome is called as SUNCT. Even though these headaches are reported seldomly, the prevalence is possibly higher than known. It is of importance to recognize these uncommon disorder, since its management differs from common primary headaches. Until today, it was reported to be treated with different types of drugs.

We here reported a 30 years old male patient with normal neurological examination, blood examination and neuroimaging. Our patient gave no response to indomethacin, gabapentine and carbamazepine treatments. This case is an example of SUNCT case treated with steroid.

Keywords: headache, SUNCT, steroid, treatment


Hakan Levent Gül, Ömer Karadaş. A Case of Resistant SUNCT that Gave Response to Steroid Treatment. Turk J Neurol. 2014; 20(1): 23-25

Corresponding Author: Hakan Levent Gül, Türkiye


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