MCID: PRX009
MIFTS: 33

Paroxysmal Hemicrania

Categories: Neuronal diseases, Rare diseases

Aliases & Classifications for Paroxysmal Hemicrania

MalaCards integrated aliases for Paroxysmal Hemicrania:

Name: Paroxysmal Hemicrania 52 53 58 17 71

Characteristics:

Orphanet epidemiological data:

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paroxysmal hemicrania
Age of onset: Adult;

Classifications:

Orphanet: 58  
Rare neurological diseases


External Ids:

MESH via Orphanet 44 D051302
ICD10 via Orphanet 33 G44.0
UMLS via Orphanet 72 C1399352
Orphanet 58 ORPHA157835
UMLS 71 C1399352

Summaries for Paroxysmal Hemicrania

NIH Rare Diseases : 52 The following summary is from Orphanet , a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Orpha Number: 157835 Definition A rare primary headache disorder characterized by multiple attacks of unilateral pain that occur in association with ipsilateral cranial autonomic symptoms. The hallmarks of this syndrome are the relative shortness of the attacks and the complete response to indomethacin therapy. Epidemiology Paroxysmal hemicrania (PH) prevalence is unknown. There is a male-to-female ratio of 1:1. Clinical description The mean age of onset is 40 years (range 3-81 years). PH patients experience purely unilateral, severe to very severe attacks of head pain. The pain is often in the temporal, orbital or supraorbital region. The pain has an abrupt start and cessation and is accompanied by ipsilateral autonomic features, including lacrimation, conjunctival injection, rhinorrhoea, nasal congestion, periorbital oedema, facial flushing, miosis and/or ptosis . PH attacks last 2-30 minutes and occur more than 5 times a day up to 40 times a day with a mean of 11 a day. Patients can have unilateral photophobia and phonophobia ipsilateral to the side of the attack. Osmophobia, nausea or vomiting during the attacks has been reported. Although attacks are most usually spontaneous, attacks can be triggered by neck movements, or pressure over the neck or greater occipital nerves. PH can be classified as episodic or chronic, depending on the duration of pain-free period when untreated. Episodic paroxysmal hemicrania patients have bouts lasting from 7 days to 1 year and separated by pain-free periods more than 3 months, whereas in chronic patients the pain-free period is less than 3 months. As this is a primary headache disorder, patients have normal neurological tests. Etiology Etiology remains unclear. Diagnostic methods Diagnosis is based on clinical history and response to indomethacin. Patients with suspected paroxysmal hemicrania should undergo an oral indomethacin trial or placebo-controlled intramuscular indomethacin test. In adults, one could start with 25mg three times a day, titrating up to 75mg three times a day over the course of 3 weeks. With intramuscular indomethacin 100-200 mg could be used. Differential diagnosis Cluster headache is the main differential diagnosis, given the overlap in duration of the attacks. It is very important to differentiate PH from cluster headache, as treatment differs greatly. Genetic counseling Rare cases of familial PH have been reported. Management and treatment A complete response to indomethacin confirms the diagnosis of PH. Treatment with indomethacin with a median dose of 150 mg/day (ranging from 30-300mg/day) results in dramatic relief of the disabling symptoms caused by PH. Prognosis This is a debilitating headache condition if not accurately diagnosed and managed. Visit the Orphanet disease page for more resources.

MalaCards based summary : Paroxysmal Hemicrania is related to headache and cluster headache. An important gene associated with Paroxysmal Hemicrania is CALCA (Calcitonin Related Polypeptide Alpha). The drugs Capsaicin and Pharmaceutical Solutions have been mentioned in the context of this disorder. Affiliated tissues include eye, testes and brain, and related phenotypes are migraine and recurrent paroxysmal headache

NINDS : 53 Paroxysmal hemicrania is a rare form of headache that usually begins in adulthood. Patients experience severe throbbing, claw-like, or boring pain usually on one side of the face; in, around, or behind the eye; and occasionally reaching to the back of the neck. This pain may be accompanied by red and tearing eyes, a drooping or swollen eyelid on the affected side of the face, and nasal congestion. Patients may also feel dull pain, soreness, or tenderness between attacks. Attacks of paroxysmal hemicrania typically occur from 5 to 40 times per day and last 2 to 30 minutes. The disorder has two forms: chronic, in which patients experience attacks on a daily basis for a year or more, and episodic, in which the headaches may remit for months or years. Certain movements of the head or neck or external pressure to the neck may trigger these headaches in some patients. The disorder is more common in women than in men.

Related Diseases for Paroxysmal Hemicrania

Diseases related to Paroxysmal Hemicrania via text searches within MalaCards or GeneCards Suite gene sharing:

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# Related Disease Score Top Affiliating Genes
1 headache 11.0
2 cluster headache 10.9
3 hemicrania continua 10.7
4 migraine with or without aura 1 10.5
5 trigeminal neuralgia 10.5
6 ptosis 10.5
7 trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia 10.5
8 sunct headache 10.4
9 vasculitis 10.3
10 spondyloarthropathy 1 10.0
11 progressive familial heart block, type ia 10.0
12 cervical rib 10.0
13 syringomyelia, noncommunicating isolated 10.0
14 thrombophilia due to thrombin defect 10.0
15 multinucleated neurons, anhydramnios, renal dysplasia, cerebellar hypoplasia, and hydranencephaly 10.0
16 stroke, ischemic 10.0
17 meningioma, radiation-induced 10.0
18 meningioma, familial 10.0
19 spastic paraplegia, intellectual disability, nystagmus, and obesity 10.0
20 brain meningioma 10.0
21 thrombosis 10.0
22 gastric ulcer 10.0
23 hydrocephalus 10.0
24 anhidrosis 10.0
25 pituitary apoplexy 10.0
26 spinal meningioma 10.0
27 horner's syndrome 10.0
28 inflammatory spondylopathy 10.0
29 tolosa-hunt syndrome 10.0
30 migraine without aura 10.0
31 facial neuralgia 10.0
32 poems syndrome 10.0
33 constipation 10.0
34 thrombocytosis 10.0
35 gangliocytoma 10.0
36 syringomyelia 10.0
37 secretory meningioma 10.0
38 lymphoplasmacyte-rich meningioma 10.0
39 spondylitis 10.0
40 herpes zoster 10.0
41 exophthalmos 10.0
42 intracranial hypertension 10.0
43 cough headache 10.0
44 hypnic headache 10.0
45 aneurysm 10.0
46 autonomic dysfunction 10.0
47 chronic pain 10.0
48 head injury 10.0
49 paresthesia 10.0
50 cranial neuralgia 10.0

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Diseases related to Paroxysmal Hemicrania

Symptoms & Phenotypes for Paroxysmal Hemicrania

Human phenotypes related to Paroxysmal Hemicrania:

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# Description HPO Frequency Orphanet Frequency HPO Source Accession
1 migraine 58 31 hallmark (90%) Very frequent (99-80%) HP:0002076
2 recurrent paroxysmal headache 58 31 hallmark (90%) Very frequent (99-80%) HP:0002331
3 photophobia 58 31 frequent (33%) Frequent (79-30%) HP:0000613
4 ptosis 58 31 frequent (33%) Frequent (79-30%) HP:0000508
5 phonophobia 58 31 frequent (33%) Frequent (79-30%) HP:0002183
6 rhinitis 58 31 frequent (33%) Frequent (79-30%) HP:0012384
7 epiphora 58 31 frequent (33%) Frequent (79-30%) HP:0009926
8 rhinorrhea 58 31 frequent (33%) Frequent (79-30%) HP:0031417
9 conjunctival hyperemia 58 31 frequent (33%) Frequent (79-30%) HP:0030953
10 flushing 58 31 frequent (33%) Frequent (79-30%) HP:0031284
11 nausea and vomiting 58 31 occasional (7.5%) Occasional (29-5%) HP:0002017
12 hypertension 58 31 occasional (7.5%) Occasional (29-5%) HP:0000822
13 palpebral edema 58 31 occasional (7.5%) Occasional (29-5%) HP:0100540
14 diabetes mellitus 58 31 occasional (7.5%) Occasional (29-5%) HP:0000819
15 miosis 58 31 occasional (7.5%) Occasional (29-5%) HP:0000616
16 neck pain 58 31 occasional (7.5%) Occasional (29-5%) HP:0030833
17 stiff neck 58 31 occasional (7.5%) Occasional (29-5%) HP:0025258
18 restless legs 58 31 occasional (7.5%) Occasional (29-5%) HP:0012452
19 focal sensory seizure with olfactory features 31 occasional (7.5%) HP:0011161
20 trigeminal neuralgia 58 Excluded (0%)
21 olfactory auras 58 Occasional (29-5%)
22 cluster headache 58 Excluded (0%)

Drugs & Therapeutics for Paroxysmal Hemicrania

Drugs for Paroxysmal Hemicrania (from DrugBank, HMDB, Dgidb, PharmGKB, IUPHAR, NovoSeek, BitterDB):

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# Name Status Phase Clinical Trials Cas Number PubChem Id
1
Capsaicin Approved Phase 1 404-86-4 1548943
2 Pharmaceutical Solutions Phase 1
3 Dermatologic Agents Phase 1
4
Triamcinolone Approved, Vet_approved 124-94-7 31307
5 triamcinolone acetonide
6 Triamcinolone diacetate
7 Triamcinolone hexacetonide

Interventional clinical trials:


# Name Status NCT ID Phase Drugs
1 Occipital Nerve Stimulation in Medically Intractable Chronic Cluster Headache Completed NCT01151631 Phase 3
2 The Pain Biomarker Study: Changes in Circulating Pain Signalling Molecules With Activation of Pain Receptors Active, not recruiting NCT03511846 Phase 1 Oral capsaicin;Topical capsaicin;Intranasal capsaicin;Low Flow Oxygen;High Flow Oxygen
3 The Will Erwin Headache Research Center Study of Cluster Headache and Trigeminal Neuralgia Recruiting NCT02910323

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Genetic Tests for Paroxysmal Hemicrania

Anatomical Context for Paroxysmal Hemicrania

MalaCards organs/tissues related to Paroxysmal Hemicrania:

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Eye, Testes, Brain, Hypothalamus, Pituitary, Heart, Pineal

Publications for Paroxysmal Hemicrania

Articles related to Paroxysmal Hemicrania:

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# Title Authors PMID Year
1
Cerebral Sinus Venous Thrombosis Mimicking Probable Paroxysmal Hemicrania: A Case Report. 61
32118290 2020
2
Headache Attack Similar to Paroxismal Hemicrania Seen During Flight. 61
32493562 2020
3
Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias. 61
31563236 2019
4
Do paroxysmal hemicrania and hemicrania continua represent different headaches? A retrospective study. 61
31256266 2019
5
Multiple cranial nerve blocks for the transitional treatment of chronic headaches. 61
31084198 2019
6
Facial presentations of migraine, TACs, and other paroxysmal facial pain syndromes. 61
31434691 2019
7
Non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation is beneficial in chronic paroxysmal hemicrania. 61
30709897 2019
8
Are repetitive pericranial nerve blocks effective in the management of chronic paroxysmal hemicrania?: A case report. 61
31374009 2019
9
Presentation and Management of Headache in Pituitary Apoplexy. 61
31359174 2019
10
Case Report: Shortest Course of Pediatric Paroxysmal Hemicrania. 61
31264201 2019
11
The Treatment of Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias: An Overview. 61
30703174 2019
12
Trait- and Frequency-Dependent Dysfunctional Habituation to Trigeminal Nociceptive Stimulation in Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias. 61
29655843 2018
13
Cluster Headache and Other Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias. 61
30074553 2018
14
The pathophysiology of the trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias, with clinical implications. 61
28942483 2018
15
When Treatment Establishes Diagnosis: A Case Report of Posttraumatic Chronic Paroxysmal Hemicrania. 61
29708585 2018
16
Therapeutic Approaches for the Management of Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias. 61
29516437 2018
17
Overview of Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias: Nosologic Evolution, Diagnosis, and Management. 61
29720817 2018
18
Functional Neuroimaging in Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias. 61
29720819 2018
19
Paroxysmal Hemicrania. 61
29720814 2018
20
Classification of Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgia: What has Changed in International Classification of Headache Disorders-3 Beta? 61
29720818 2018
21
Hints on Diagnosing and Treating Headache. 61
29789115 2018
22
Chronic paroxysmal headache secondary to an orbital metastatic leiomyosarcoma: A case report. 61
28058942 2018
23
Therapeutical approaches to paroxysmal hemicrania, hemicrania continua and short lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks: a critical appraisal. 61
28730562 2017
24
Indomethacin-Responsive Paroxysmal Hemicrania in an Elderly Man: An Unusual Presentation of Pituitary Apoplexy. 61
28980712 2017
25
Tics in TACs: A Step into an Avalanche? Systematic Literature Review and Conclusions. 61
28542727 2017
26
Occipital Nerve Stimulation for Medically Refractory Chronic Paroxysmal Hemicrania. 61
28980700 2017
27
Short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks with conjunctival injection and tearing-like attacks in a pediatric patient found to have a pontine capillary telangiectasia and developmental venous anomaly: A case report exploring the root of the problem. 61
27342226 2017
28
The anterior hypothalamus in cluster headache. 61
27530226 2017
29
LASH: A Review of the Current Literature. 61
28681219 2017
30
"Cough Hemicrania" - An Overlapping Form of Headache: Case Reports. 61
28411371 2017
31
Management of children and young people with headache. 61
27998893 2017
32
Paroxysmal Hemicrania-Like Headache Secondary to Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors Administration: A Case Report. 61
28188618 2017
33
The cavernous sinus in cluster headache - a quantitative structural magnetic resonance imaging study. 61
27009562 2017
34
The Rare Painful Phenomena - Chronic Paroxysmal Hemicrania-tic Syndrome as a Clinically Isolated Syndrome of the Central Nervous System. 61
28158167 2017
35
Cracked tooth syndrome mimicking trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia: A report of four cases. 61
28168240 2017
36
Can paroxysmal hemicrania be bilateral? A case report. 61
27023075 2016
37
Alcohol-induced headaches: Evidence for a central mechanism? 61
27114660 2016
38
Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias in Children and Adolescents: Cluster Headache and Related Conditions. 61
27017018 2016
39
Coexistence of contralateral cluster headache and probable paroxysmal hemicrania: a case report. 61
27047722 2016
40
Linear headache: clinical characteristics of eight new cases. 61
27057481 2016
41
Trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias. 61
24888770 2016
42
O043. Frequency-dependent habituation deficit of the nociceptive blink reflex in cluster headache and paroxysmal hemicrania. 61
28132297 2015
43
Pediatric paroxysmal hemicrania: a case report and some clinical considerations. 61
26265294 2015
44
Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias. 61
26252590 2015
45
Putative pathophysiological mechanisms in recurrent hemicrania from aortic dissection: a case report. 61
26082134 2015
46
A case of post-traumatic LASH syndrome responsive to indomethacin and melatonin (a man with a unique triad of indomethacin-responsive trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias). 61
25078719 2015
47
When indomethacin fails: additional treatment options for "indomethacin responsive headaches". 61
25754595 2015
48
Diagnose and adios: practical tips for the ongoing evaluation and care of TAC patients taking indomethacin. 61
25501954 2015
49
[Trigeminal autonomic cephalgias]. 61
27030837 2015
50
The Neuropharmacology of Cluster Headache and other Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias. 61
26411963 2015

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Expression for Paroxysmal Hemicrania

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