Prospective screening of migraine criteria in Belgian patients with epilepsy

E. Carrette, A Van Dycke, I. Dewaele, K. Vonck, Veerle De Herdt, H. Verhelst, M. Van Zandijcke, L. Lagae, G. Buyse, L. Dom, L. De Meirleir, Anna Jansen, E. Schmedding, Henri Hauman, B. Ceulemans, K. Paemeleire, P. Boon, Anthony Schapira (Redacteur)

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Introduction: Migraine is thought to be more prevalent in patients
with epilepsy but limited data are available. In this Belgian multicenter
study the comorbidity of migraine and epilepsy was prospectively
analysed.
Methods: During a 4 week period every epilepsy patient (>6 years
old) from a series of Neurology departments in Belgium, was interrogated
about the occurrence of migraine (based on the ICHD-II
migraine criteria) using a specifically designed questionnaire.
Results: In 237 patients (119F/118M; mean age: 32 years, range:
6-82) the questionnaire was completed and a full data set was
available for analysis. 76/237 patients were younger than 18,
161/237 were >18 years old. Mean age of epilepsy onset was
17 years (range: 0-71). 36/237 (15%) patients with a mean age of
30 years (range: 8-72) (27F/9M) were diagnosed with migraine.
In 11/36 this diagnosis was new. The mean age of migraine onset
was 19 years (range: 7-45). 5 patients had migraine with aura.
10/36 patients (28%) reported to have at least 1 first degree relative
with epilepsy and 16/36 (44%) to have at least 1 first degree relative
with migraine.
Conclusion: In this Belgian multicenter study, 15% of epilepsy
patients were diagnosed with migraine. These results suggest a
higher prevalence of migraine in epilepsy patients compared to the
normal population.
Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)79-79
Aantal pagina's1
TijdschriftEuropean Journal of Neurology
Volume14
Nummer van het tijdschrifts1
StatusPublished - aug 2007
Evenement11th Congress of the European Federation of Neurological Societies - Brussels, Belgium
Duur: 25 aug 200728 aug 2007

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