Rinsho Shinkeigaku (Clinical Neurology)


Comorbidity in migraine

Hisao Tachibana, M.D., Ph.D.1)

1) Department of Neurology, Nishinomiya Kyoritsu Neurosurgical Hospital

Migraine is a common and often disabling disease with a prominent genetic basis. There are many comorbidities associated with migraine which have been identified as risk factors for progression to chronic migraine. Each of these has its own genetic load and shares some common characteristics with migraine. The identification of migraine comorbidities may help clarify common underlying genetic and biological mechanisms of diseases. The treatment of migraine should involve a multifaceted approach, aimed at identifying and reducing possible risk and comorbidity factors. This may prevent the evolution toward a chronic form and then toward pharmacological resistance.
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(CLINICA NEUROL, 62: 105|111, 2022)
key words: migraine, comorbidity, pathophysiology, bidirectional relationship, treatment

(Received: 8-Sep-21)