Why a differential diagnosis?
It is important not to confuse cluster headache with other types of headache.
Indeed, confusion is very common among patients and the disease is unfortunately not well known in the medical sector.
In addition, a neurologist specialised in headaches should exclude any other pathology that may induce a secondary headache. In fact, these should absolutely be detected as their consequences are often more serious:
- Thunderclap headache
- Subdural hematoma
- Carotid dissection
- Temporal arteritis
- Result of head injury
Differential diagnosis makes it possible to differentiate a certain disease from others which present similar symptoms.
Additional examinations confirm the final diagnosis