Migraine

Introduction
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By Carrie Dougherty MD

Migraine is also known as or subsumes Blinding headache. -ed.

Migraine is a common, frequently incapacitating headache disorder characterized by episodic attacks of moderate to severe headaches and various symptoms of neurologic, gastrointestinal, or autonomic nervous systemic dysfunction. Migraine imposes a substantial burden on the individual patient and society. In this clinical summary, Dr. Carrie Dougherty of the Georgetown Headache Center provides updates on new medical devices for migraine treatment.

In This Article

Introduction
Historical note and nomenclature
Clinical manifestations
Clinical vignette
Etiology
Pathogenesis and pathophysiology
Epidemiology
Prevention
Differential diagnosis
Diagnostic workup
Prognosis and complications
Management
Pregnancy
Anesthesia
References cited
Contributors