Fast Five Quiz: Migraine Differential Diagnosis

Heidi Moawad, MD


April 27, 2023

Migraine is a complex disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of headache. In some cases, migraine is associated with visual or sensory symptoms that arise most often before the head pain but that may occur during or afterward. Migraine is most common in women and has a strong genetic component.

Migraine was once considered a vascular phenomenon that resulted from intracranial vasoconstriction, followed by rebound vasodilation. However, in current thinking, the neurovascular theory predominates. It describes migraine as primarily a neurogenic process with secondary changes in cerebral perfusion associated with a sterile neurogenic inflammation.

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