Although migraine is generally considered an idiopathic and isolated neurological condition, it may also represent the presenting symptom of several uncommon heritable and acquired neurological diseases contributing to the recognition of such conditions. Migraine may indeed present with atypical characteristics or prolonged duration and may be associated with specific neuroradiological findings that may help in identifying the underlying condition. However, features of migraine in rare diseases are usually little known because of the lack of systematic studies. The aim of this paper is to provide clinicians with an updated review on specific clinical and neuroradiological features of migraine in uncommon neurological diseases that may be helpful to their diagnosis and treatment. Therefore, the early diagnosis of these uncommon diseases is crucial for patients’ clinical management and for the implementation of therapeutic approaches aimed at targeting the underlying disease pathogenic mechanisms. Thus, when investigating patients affected by migraine, physicians should always be aware about rare causes of migraine that if misdiagnosed could seriously impact patients’ outcome. Given these relevant implications, future studies specifically assessing features of migraine in uncommon diseases are mandatory.
|Titolo:||Migraine and rare neurological disorders|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|