Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses in a migraine patient?

Updated: Aug 15, 2019
  • Author: William C Robertson, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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Laboratory and imaging studies are unnecessary for the diagnosis of migraine, but they may be indicated for the exclusion of other disorders. However, only a small percentage of headache patients in whom a nonmigrainous cause is suspected require such evaluation. The differential diagnosis in a migraine patient includes the following:

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