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Migraine with aura: a review of 81 patients at 10-20 years' follow-up.
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PMID:  9950627     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We investigated the evolution over time of migraine with aura (MA) in a number of MA patients consecutively referred to the University of Parma Headache Center in the period 1976-86. The follow-up period chosen for our review of the clinical condition of patients varied from a minimum of 10 years to a maximum of 20 years. The study group comprised 81 patients (55F, 26M), 21 of them (14.2%) with at least one parent with MA. Migraine without aura (MO) was also present in 29.6% of the patients studied. Currently, 35% of patients (29.4% F, 46.1% M) have been free from attacks for at least 1 year and 19.4% (13.6% F, 30.8% M) for over 5 years. Moreover, the frequency of attacks has decreased considerably in 54.4% of cases (50% F, 63.7% M); it has increased in only 25% (26.1% F, 22.7% M). The headache has disappeared completely in 11.1% of patients (8.0% F, 18.2% M); it has become less severe in 36.2% and more severe in only 5.5%. The results of our investigation point to a favorable evolution of MA over time.
D Cologno; P Torelli; G C Manzoni
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cephalalgia : an international journal of headache     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0333-1024     ISO Abbreviation:  Cephalalgia     Publication Date:  1998 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-04-13     Completed Date:  1999-04-13     Revised Date:  2008-02-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200710     Medline TA:  Cephalalgia     Country:  NORWAY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  690-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Headache Center, University of Parma, Institute of Neurology, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Disease Progression
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Migraine Disorders / classification,  physiopathology*

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