Chronic paroxysmal hemicrania in a South African black. A case report.
A 35-year-old black man with a 4-year continuous history of multiple paroxysms of unilateral temporal and ocular pain is reported. Multiple (that is, 15-20) attacks occurred in 24 h. There were no symptom-free periods. Mild exophthalmos, marked sweating, nasal congestion, and lacrimation were present on the affected side. There was no response to ergot preparations, steroids, or lithium but dramatic and sustained relief with indomethacin.
Joubert, J; Powell, D; Djikowski, J
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