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Similar treatment needs for high-frequency episodic and low-frequency chronic migraine

Presented By
Prof. Richard B. Lipton, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY, USA
Conference
MTIS 2020
Trial
CaMEO
Data from the web-based CaMEO study indicate substantial overlap in the measures of burden and depression among respondents with high-frequency episodic migraine (8-14 monthly headache days (MHDs)) and those with low-frequency chronic migraine (15-23 MHDs). These findings suggest that the treatment needs of these 2 patient categories may be similar, suggesting that the 15-MHD threshold currently used for diagnosis of chronic migraine may merit reconsideration [1]. The 3rd edition of the International Classification of Headache Disorders (ICHD-3) defines chronic migraine as the occurrence of ≥15 MHDs for ≥3 months with criteria for migraine met on ≥8 days per month. Patients with <15 MHDs are considered to have episodic migraine. However, differences in migraine burden between patients with high-frequency episodic migraine and low-frequency ...


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