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Table 1 Cluster headache attacks and steroid theraphy

From: High-dose intravenous methylprednisolone for the prophylactic treatment of cluster headache

Case Age Sex Intervals between CH attacks (months) Methylprednisolone dose (intravenous) Admission Prednisolone dose and duration (daily oral)
1 54 Male Initial presentation 250 mg (Days 1 and 2) Yes 10 mg, 90 days
4 250 mg (Days 1–3) Yes none
4 250 mg (Days 1 and 2) Yes 5 mg, 60 days
5 250 mg (Day 1) No 5 mg, 180 days
2 33 Male Initial presentation 250 mg (Days 1–3, 7–9) Yes 20 mg, 10 days
   23 250 mg (Days 1 and 9) + 500 mg (Day 4) No 15 mg, 30 days
11 500 mg (Days 1, 7, 11, and 13) No 10 mg, 40 days
3 33 Male Initial presentation 250 mg (Day 1) + 500 mg (Day 18) No none
6 250 mg (Day 1) No none
4 38 Male Initial presentation 250 mg (Day 1) No none
11 250 mg (Day 1) No none
7 250 mg (Day 1) No none
5 250 mg (Day 1) No none
7 250 mg (Day 1) No none
5 49 Male Initial presentation 125 mg (Days 1 and 44) No none
7 125 mg (Day 1) No none
6 26 Male Initial presentation 500 mg (Day 1) No none
    11 500 mg (Day 1) No none
  1. Day 1: the 1st day of MP injection during one CH attack.