Cluster headache physical examination
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Examination findings in cluster headache are usually autonomic related; suggesting parasympathetic hyperactivity and sympathetic impairment. Exam findings may include ptosis, lacrimation, conjuctival injection, miosis, nasal congestion, rhinorrhea, neck stiffness and photophobia.
- Horner's syndrome:
- Ptosis (drooping eyelids)
- Conjunctival injection (which results in red, watery eyes)
- Lacrimation (tearing)
- Miosis (constricted pupil)
- Eyelid edema
- Nasal congestion
- Rhinorrhea (runny nose)
- Sweating on the affected side of the face.
- Neck stiffness
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