Metabolic and genetic risk factors for migraine in children.

  title={Metabolic and genetic risk factors for migraine in children.},
  author={Federico Bottini and Maria Elena Celle and Maria Grazia Calevo and Simona Amato and Giuseppe Minniti and Luciano Montaldi and Dorina di Pasquale and Roberto Cerone and E Veneselli and Angelo Claudio Molinari},
  journal={Cephalalgia : an international journal of headache},
  volume={26 6},
Migraine can induce ischaemic stroke, and is considered an independent risk factor for stroke in the young. To date, the nature of the link between migraine and stroke is essentially unknown. Forty-five children were studied. Homocysteine levels (fasting and post methionine load), vitamin B12 and plasma folate levels, factor V Leiden, factor II G20210A, methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T and A1298C mutations were examined. Compared with controls, patients with migraine had higher… CONTINUE READING


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