The mean age of onset of cluster headache (CH) is in the late third decade. Only few cases of childhood-onset (< 14 years) CH have been reported in the literature. We report the case of an 11-year-old boy who suffered from sudden attacks of shock-like, intense pain, localized in the right orbital region, with associated photophobia, phonophobia, conjunctival injection, lacrimation, nasal congestion, rhinorrhoea and psychomotor agitation. The episodes lasted 60-180 min, and the headache frequency was one to three per day. Physical and neurological examinations, magnetic resonance imaging and blood examinations were normal. The first bout lasted 8 months. Attacks were resistant to every symptomatic and partially to prophylactic treatment that has been tried. The second bout lasted approximately 2 months.
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