Shortlasting unilateral neuralgiform conjunctival injection and tearing syndrome: The term and new view points
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Original versionFrontiers in Neurology. 2018, 9:262 1-5. 10.3389/fneur.2018.00262
A solitary patient with symptoms similar to those of shortlasting unilateral neuralgiform conjunctival injection and tearing Short lasting, Unilateral, Neuralgiform headache attacks with Conjunctival injection, Tearing, sweating and rhinorrhoea (SUNCT) was first mentioned in 1978. The term SUNCT was first used in 1991. SUNCT is an acronym; the “S” signifies “Shortlasting”; the “U” symbolizes “Unilateral”; “N” stands for “Neuralgiform”; the “C” for “Conjunctival injection”; and “T” for “Tearing.” The term short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks with cranial autonomic symptoms were marketed in 2004. The terminology and new view points are discussed and nosography proposal for SUNCT is presented.