Cluster headaches simulating parasomnias

Isik U. , O'Neill F., D'Cruz F.

PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY, vol.27, no.3, pp.227-229, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0887-8994(02)00430-7
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.227-229


Nocturnal episodes of agitated arousal in otherwise healthy young children are often related to nonrapid eye movement parasomnias (night terrors). However, in patients with acute onset or increased frequency of parasomnias, organic causes of discomfort must be excluded. We report four young children whose parasomnias were caused by nocturnal cluster headaches and who responded to indomethacin dramatically. (C) 2002 by Elsevier Science Inc. All rights reserved.