In the field of so-called chronic daily headache, it is not easy for migraine that worsens progressively until it becomes daily or almost daily to find a precise and universally recognized place within the current international headache classification systems. A proposal is advanced to differentiate between a form of high-frequency migraine without aura (10-20 days of headache per month for at least 3 months), to be considered as a migraine without aura subtype, and a form of transformed migraine (TM), to be considered as a complication of migraine. TM - A name that should be preferred to chronic migraine (CM)-would then replace the latter, from which it would distinguish itself by the more restrictive diagnostic criteria (at least 20 days of headache per month for at least 1 year, with no more than 5 consecutive days free of symptoms; same clinical features of migraine without aura for at least 10 of those 20 days). © Springer-Verlag 2012.

A redefinition of primary headache: Chronic migraine / Torelli, P.; Manzoni, G.C.. - In: NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES. - ISSN 1590-1874. - 33:SUPPL. 1(2012), pp. S17-S20. [10.1007/s10072-012-1036-7]

A redefinition of primary headache: Chronic migraine

TORELLI, Paola;MANZONI, Gian Camillo
2012

Abstract

In the field of so-called chronic daily headache, it is not easy for migraine that worsens progressively until it becomes daily or almost daily to find a precise and universally recognized place within the current international headache classification systems. A proposal is advanced to differentiate between a form of high-frequency migraine without aura (10-20 days of headache per month for at least 3 months), to be considered as a migraine without aura subtype, and a form of transformed migraine (TM), to be considered as a complication of migraine. TM - A name that should be preferred to chronic migraine (CM)-would then replace the latter, from which it would distinguish itself by the more restrictive diagnostic criteria (at least 20 days of headache per month for at least 1 year, with no more than 5 consecutive days free of symptoms; same clinical features of migraine without aura for at least 10 of those 20 days). © Springer-Verlag 2012.
A redefinition of primary headache: Chronic migraine / Torelli, P.; Manzoni, G.C.. - In: NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES. - ISSN 1590-1874. - 33:SUPPL. 1(2012), pp. S17-S20. [10.1007/s10072-012-1036-7]
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