Overview of Migraine: Recognition, Diagnosis, and Pathophysiology. Recognition, Diagnosis, and Pathophysiology

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Abstract

Migraine affects 12% of the population with recurrent attacks, and the features of these vary widely. This condition is likely due to a variety of genetic predilections, which lower the threshold for activating the trigeminovascular system in the brain. Migraine is also an inflammatory disorder. Failure to treat an attack rapidly reduces the chance of rendering the sufferer pain free. There is evidence that migraine can be progressive, is adversely influenced by the burden of migraine, and that aggressive management may be disease modifying.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHeadache and Migraine Biology and Management
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages41-49
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780128011621
ISBN (Print)9780128009017
DOIs
StatePublished - 13 Mar 2015

Keywords

  • Aura
  • Cortical spreading depression
  • Meningeal inflammation
  • Trigeminal

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