Differential diagnosis

It is important not to confuse the Cluster Headache with other headaches (1, because the confusion is very common among patients but also among general practitioners:

  1. The migraine
  2. The trigeminal neuralgia
  3. Giant-cell arteritis
  4. Chronic paroxysmal hemicrania
  5. SUNCT syndrome (Short Lasting Unilateral Nevralgiform Headache with Conjunctival Injection and Tearing )
  6. 1. Clickable links to the different headaches are cited examples. You can find other descriptions via your favorite search engine.