What are episodic syndromes that may be associated with migraines?

Updated: Oct 16, 2019
  • Author: Rima M Dafer, MD, MPH, FAHA; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Episodic syndromes that may be associated with migraine are characterized by multiple cyclic attacks of pain or vomiting, with our without migraine headaches. [2] These syndromes are common in children and adolescents and are commonly precursors of migraine. Invasive testing in children with periodic syndromes who have a strong family history of migraine is unnecessary. High-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) are indicated in suspicious cases in the absence of a supportive family history.


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