Waarom wordt dit onderzoek gedaan?
In the LUMC we study which genetic factors contribute to developing cluster headache. Genes are pieces of DNA that are responsible for hereditary traits and these traits possibly play a role in cluster headache. Currently, it is unknown which traits this could be. It is, however, important to identify these genes as they probably will increase our knowledge about the mechanism(s) leading to a cluster headache attack. To this end, we compare genetic material of participants with and without cluster headache to find genetic differences. We hope that this will lead to the development of new and better treatments for cluster headache.
For practical reasons it is only possible to participate in this study if you are living in the Netherlands.