What is the pathogenesis of vestibular migraine?

Updated: Mar 13, 2017
  • Author: Hesham M Samy, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Robert A Egan, MD  more...
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For vestibular migraine, the theory of an ion-channel disorder is particularly interesting because different mutations of the CACNA1A gene coding for a transmembrane component of a neuronal calcium channel can provoke familial hemiplegic migraine or episodic ataxia type. [15] However, several candidate genes coding for ion-channel proteins have not been found in a population with vestibular migraine. [16]


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