Episodic Paroxysmal Hemicrania: 3 New Cases and a Review of the Literature

Lawrence C. Newman, Richard B. Lipton, Seymour Solomon

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SYNOPSIS Episodic paroxysmal hemicrania (EPH) is a rare, benign disorder characterized by discrete bouts of hemicranial headaches separated by periods of pain‐free remissions. EPH is frequently mistaken for episodic cluster headache because they have similar temporal profiles and clinical features. EPH is differentiated from cluster headaches by an increased frequency and a shorter duration of individual attacks. Establishing the diagnosis of EPH is important because of its unique response to treatment with indomethacin and not standard anti‐cluster headache medications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-197
Number of pages3
JournalHeadache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1993


  • cluster headache
  • episodic paroxysmal hemicrania
  • indomethacin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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