Migraine with aura is a risk factor for cervical artery dissection: a case-control study.

@article{Artto2010MigraineWA,
  title={Migraine with aura is a risk factor for cervical artery dissection: a case-control study.},
  author={Ville Artto and T M Metso and Antti J. Metso and Jukka Putaala and Elena Haapaniemi and Maija Wessman and Markus F{\"a}rkkil{\"a} and Mikko Kallela and Turgut Tatlisumak},
  journal={Cerebrovascular diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={36-40}
}
BACKGROUND Cervical artery dissection (CAD) is the most common single etiology for stroke in young adults. Migraine, especially with aura (MA), is a known risk factor for ischemic stroke. The association between CAD and migraine was suggested based on a few small studies, but there are no large-scale case-control data, and the mechanisms are not yet clear. METHODS We compared the lifetime prevalence of migraine and migraine characteristics in 313 CAD patients with 313 healthy age- and sex… CONTINUE READING

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