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Increase in Body Temperature During Migraine Attacks.
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PMID:  23710707     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
INTRODUCTION: Intermittent fever has been occasionally related to migraine, either as a migraine equivalent or as a migraine accompaniment. We present a case of recurrent increase in body temperature consistently associated with migraine headaches. METHODS: A 15-year-old girl reported a 3-year lasting history of migraine without aura, with a feeling of warmth occurring in each episode. Ancillary tests did not show any evidence of secondary headaches or any systemic disease. A 2-month headache diary was obtained, with daily records of headache intensity (0, no headache; 1, mild pain; 2, moderate pain; 3, severe pain) and simultaneous measurements of axillary temperature. Both parameters were registered in the evening, at 6:00 pm every day. The distribution of headache intensity and body temperature as well as the relationship between both variables over time were analyzed with nonparametric tests. RESULTS: The number of days without pain was 28 (45.2%); a mild headache was present on 13 days (21%), a moderate headache on 15 days (24.2%), and a severe headache on 6 days (9.7%). Headache days were associated with higher body temperature than headache-free days (median values: 37.3°C vs 36.6°C; Mann-Whitney U-test, P < 0.001). Moreover, a positive correlation was found between headache intensity and body temperature (Spearman's rho coefficient: 0.83, P < 0.001). CONCLUSIONS: Recurrent increase in body temperature may be another manifestation of the complex clinical spectrum of migraine. This symptom is probably related to hypothalamic involvement.
Carlos M Ordás; María L Cuadrado; Ana B Rodríguez-Cambrón; Javier Casas-Limón; Náyade Del Prado; Jesús Porta-Etessam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-5-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1526-4637     ISO Abbreviation:  Pain Med     Publication Date:  2013 May 
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Created Date:  2013-5-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100894201     Medline TA:  Pain Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Department ofNeurology, Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain.
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