Migraine Tied to Neck Artery Dissection in Stroke

In young adults with first-ever ischemic stroke, migraine was independently associated with spontaneous cervical artery dissection (CEAD), researchers reported.

Risk for spontaneous arterial dissection was mainly driven by the migraine subtype without aura (aOR 1.74 versus aOR 0.80 for migraine with aura), and this risk was greater in men (aOR 1.99) and in patients age 39 and younger (aOR 1.82), Alessandro Pezzini, MD, Università degli Studi di Brescia, Italy and colleagues reported online in JAMA Neurology.

The prospective study assessed data from 2,485 acute ischemic stroke patients (mean age 37; 47% female) enrolled in the multicenter Italian Project on Stroke in Young Adults (IPSYS) between January 2000 and June 2015.

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