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A 55 year old man complains of severe headaches over the past few weeks. Similar episodes have occurred in past years. Which of the following supports the diagnosis of cluster headaches?

A. Pain free intervals can last for days and then recur
B. Attack of daily pain last for 4-8 weeks
C. The most common location of the pain is occipital
D. Women are affected twice as commonly as men
E. Caffeine is the most effective treatment for an acute attack
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i will go with B.... plz correct if its wrong !!
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A 55 year old man complains of severe headaches over the past few weeks. Similar episodes have occurred in past years. Which of the following supports the diagnosis of cluster headaches?

A. Pain free intervals can last for days and then recur
B. Attack of daily pain last for 4-8 weeks
C. The most common location of the pain is occipital
D. Women are affected twice as commonly as men
E. Caffeine is the most effective treatment for an acute attack
confused between A & B
attacks are in certain seasons in cluster HA & attack from 30 min to 3 hours

i will choose B Attack of daily pain last for 4-8 weeks

it is periorbital more in men
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Answer B. Cluster headaches occur over a 4-8 week period followed by pain-free intervals averaging one year.
The periodicity of the attacks is striking with daily recurrences of pain at same hour.
100% oxygen inhalation is most effective acutely.
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