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Horton's test

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An investigative method for differential diagnosis and pathological elucidation of recurrent headaches with the help of a phenomenological provocation using histamine.


  • B. T. Horton, A. R. MacLean, W. K. Craig:
    A new syndrome of vascular headache: report of treatment with histamine: preliminary report.
    Proceedings of the Staff Meetings of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 1939, 14: 257-260.
  • B. T. Horton:
    The use of histamine in the treatment of specific types of headaches.
    Journal of the American Medical Association, Chicago, 1941, 116: 377-383.
  • B. T. Horton:
    Provokationsteste für das Horton-Syndrom. Triangel, 1957, 2.

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