Headache 2016 Nov 4;56(10):1664-1666. Epub 2016 Aug 4.
Department of Neurology, Rouen University Hospital, Rouen, France.
Bath-related thunderclap headache (BRTH) is a rare entity, closed to reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome. It is only described in middle-aged women and mainly Asiatic ethnic origins. Role of estrogen is consequently discussed. We report here a case of a 36-year-old man, admitted for five episodes of thunderclap headaches, triggered by hot shower. This is the first male case of BRTH, opposing only a hormonal hypothesis. Furthermore, this African patient consolidates the non-exclusivity of this affection to Asian ethnic origins.