E-Pearl of the Week: Migraine in Cervical Artery Dissection and Ischemic Stroke Patients

April 17, 2012

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April 17, 2012

Migraine in Cervical Artery Dissection and Ischemic Stroke Patients

Migraine, especially migraine without aura, is more common in patients with cervical artery dissection than in healthy patients or patients with ischemic stroke not secondary to cervical artery dissection. However, the occurrence of stroke in patients with cervical artery dissection is independent of the migraine history. On the other hand, patients with stroke not secondary to cervical artery dissection have more migraine with aura than healthy controls, but the rates of migraine without aura are similar.

Reference

1. Metso TM, Tatlisumak T, Debette S et al. Migraine in cervical artery dissection and ischemic stroke patients. Neurology 2012; 78: 1221-1228.

Submitted by Chafic Karam, MD

Disclosure: Dr. Karam serves on the editorial team for the Neurology Resident and Fellow Section.

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