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November 13, 2001

Lamotrigine in the treatment of SUNCT syndrome

November 13, 2001 issue
57 (9) 1723-1725

Abstract

Short-lasting, unilateral, neuralgiform headache attacks with conjunctival injection and tearing (SUNCT) is considered an intractable condition. The authors treated five patients with lamotrigine (125 to 200 mg daily), obtaining a complete remission in three patients and a substantial reduction (about 80%) of attack frequency in the other two. No adverse effects were noted.

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Neurology®
Volume 57Number 9November 13, 2001
Pages: 1723-1725
PubMed: 11706123

Publication History

Received: April 17, 2001
Accepted: July 27, 2001
Published online: November 13, 2001
Published in print: November 13, 2001

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Giovanni D’Andrea, MD
From Headache and Comorbidity Center (Dr. D’Andrea), Pathology Unit, Este-Monselice Hospital, Este (PD); Institute of Neurology (Dr. Granella), University of Parma; University Centre for Adaptive Disorders and Headache (UCADH) (Drs. Ghiotto and Nappi), IRCCS Neurological Institute “C. Mondino,” Pavia; and Institute of Nervous and Mental Diseases (Dr. Nappi), University “La Sapienza,” Rome, Italy.
Franco Granella, MD
From Headache and Comorbidity Center (Dr. D’Andrea), Pathology Unit, Este-Monselice Hospital, Este (PD); Institute of Neurology (Dr. Granella), University of Parma; University Centre for Adaptive Disorders and Headache (UCADH) (Drs. Ghiotto and Nappi), IRCCS Neurological Institute “C. Mondino,” Pavia; and Institute of Nervous and Mental Diseases (Dr. Nappi), University “La Sapienza,” Rome, Italy.
Natascia Ghiotto, MD
From Headache and Comorbidity Center (Dr. D’Andrea), Pathology Unit, Este-Monselice Hospital, Este (PD); Institute of Neurology (Dr. Granella), University of Parma; University Centre for Adaptive Disorders and Headache (UCADH) (Drs. Ghiotto and Nappi), IRCCS Neurological Institute “C. Mondino,” Pavia; and Institute of Nervous and Mental Diseases (Dr. Nappi), University “La Sapienza,” Rome, Italy.
Giuseppe Nappi, MD
From Headache and Comorbidity Center (Dr. D’Andrea), Pathology Unit, Este-Monselice Hospital, Este (PD); Institute of Neurology (Dr. Granella), University of Parma; University Centre for Adaptive Disorders and Headache (UCADH) (Drs. Ghiotto and Nappi), IRCCS Neurological Institute “C. Mondino,” Pavia; and Institute of Nervous and Mental Diseases (Dr. Nappi), University “La Sapienza,” Rome, Italy.

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Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr. Franco Granella, Istituto di Neurologia, Università di Parma, Strada del Quartiere, 4, 43100 Parma, Italy; e-mail: [email protected]

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