Migraine attacks, aura, and polycythemia: A vasculoneural pathogenesis?

Michelangelo Stanzani Maserati

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Headache is a frequent symptom of polycythemia. A case study of a polycythemia vera patient affected by migraines, with and without aura, who developed headache attacks with aura in association with elevated haematocrit and haemoglobin levels is presented. A vasculoneural pathogenesis is supposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)545-547
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neural Transmission
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011


  • Aura
  • Migraine
  • Polycythemia
  • Vascular headache
  • Vasculoneural pathogenesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biological Psychiatry
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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