Unilateral cranial autonomic symptoms in migraine

Piero Barbanti, G. Fabbrini, M. Pesare, N. Vanacore, R. Cerbo

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Abstract

Unilateral cranial autonomic symptoms (UAs) such as lacrimation, conjunctival injection, eyelid oedema and nasal congestion, which are the hallmark of trigeminal autonomic cephalgias, may also occur in an as yet undetermined proportion of migraine patients. We studied 177 consecutive migraineurs to assess the frequency of UAs and the clinical characteristics of such patients. UAs were reported by 81 patients (45.8%), ocular symptoms alone or in combination with nasal symptoms being the most frequent. The headache was more severe (P1B/1d receptors (the target of acute migraine treatment) in such patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)256-259
Number of pages4
JournalCephalalgia
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2002

Keywords

  • Autonomic symptoms
  • Migraine
  • Trigeminal-autonomic reflex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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