Clinical recognition of allodynia in migraine.

  title={Clinical recognition of allodynia in migraine.},
  author={Ninan T. Mathew and Jayasree Kailasam and Tad D. Seifert},
  volume={63 5},
BACKGROUND Allodynia, a manifestation of central sensitization, is not routinely evaluated during clinical interviews even though its therapeutic implications are known. OBJECTIVE To assess the frequency and manifestations of allodynia in a clinic-based migraine population. METHODS A total of 295 consecutive International Headache Society migraine patients were evaluated using a semistructured questionnaire. RESULTS A total of 157 (53.3%) reported allodynia. A total of 133 (84.7% of those… CONTINUE READING
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