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Vol 49, No 1 (2015)
Case reports
Submitted: 2014-02-22
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Red ear syndrome – Case report and review of literature

Jedrzej Flicinski, Jadwiga Wigowska-Sowinska, Anna Winczewska-Wiktor, Barbara Steinborn
DOI: 10.1016/j.pjnns.2015.01.004
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Neurol Neurochir Pol 2015;49(1):74-77.

open access

Vol 49, No 1 (2015)
Case reports
Submitted: 2014-02-22

Abstract

Red ear syndrome is characterized by: paroxysmal, unilateral, recurrent pain, redness and discomfort of the ear lobe accompanied by a burning sensation. The duration and frequency of red ear syndrome attacks is very various and the episodes, usually occur spontaneously. The pathophysiology is still unknown and also there are no medications with approved efficacy. The goal of this brief report is to present a 11-year old girls whose symptoms of red ear syndrome preceded migraine without aura and the signs of redness of the ear occurred in clusters. The occurrence of symptoms of our case may have confirmed the observation that red ear syndrome is associated with primary headaches particularly migraine and cluster headaches. The literature on this case report of pediatric idiopathic red ear syndrome has been reviewed.

Abstract

Red ear syndrome is characterized by: paroxysmal, unilateral, recurrent pain, redness and discomfort of the ear lobe accompanied by a burning sensation. The duration and frequency of red ear syndrome attacks is very various and the episodes, usually occur spontaneously. The pathophysiology is still unknown and also there are no medications with approved efficacy. The goal of this brief report is to present a 11-year old girls whose symptoms of red ear syndrome preceded migraine without aura and the signs of redness of the ear occurred in clusters. The occurrence of symptoms of our case may have confirmed the observation that red ear syndrome is associated with primary headaches particularly migraine and cluster headaches. The literature on this case report of pediatric idiopathic red ear syndrome has been reviewed.

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Keywords

RES, ICHD-III, CPH, HC, SUNCT

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Title

Red ear syndrome – Case report and review of literature

Journal

Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska

Issue

Vol 49, No 1 (2015)

Pages

74-77

DOI

10.1016/j.pjnns.2015.01.004

Bibliographic record

Neurol Neurochir Pol 2015;49(1):74-77.

Keywords

RES
ICHD-III
CPH
HC
SUNCT

Authors

Jedrzej Flicinski
Jadwiga Wigowska-Sowinska
Anna Winczewska-Wiktor
Barbara Steinborn

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