Migraine - A Risk Factor for Dissection of Cervical Arteries

Authors

  • J. D'Anglejan-Chatillon,

    1. Clinique des Maladies du Système Nerveux, Service du Pr. Laplane, Hôpital de la Salpêtrière, 47, Blvd de I'Hôpital, 75651, Paris, Cedex 13, France.
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  • V. Ribeiro,

    1. Clinique des Maladies du Système Nerveux, Service du Pr. Laplane, Hôpital de la Salpêtrière, 47, Blvd de I'Hôpital, 75651, Paris, Cedex 13, France.
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  • J.L. Mas,

    1. Service de Neurologie, Centre Raymond Garcin, Hôpital Sainte-Anne, 1, rue Canabis, 75674, Paris, Cedex 14, France.
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  • B.D. Youl,

    1. Clinique des Maladies du Système Nerveux, Service du Pr. Laplane, Hôpital de la Salpêtrière, 47, Blvd de I'Hôpital, 75651, Paris, Cedex 13, France.
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  • M.G. Bousser

    1. Clinique des Maladies du Système Nerveux, Service du Pr. Laplane, Hôpital de la Salpêtrière, 47, Blvd de I'Hôpital, 75651, Paris, Cedex 13, France.
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Abstract

SYNOPSIS

A case control study technique was employed to test for an association between non-traumatic cervical artery dissection and several possible risk factors. A significant positive association was shown with migraine, independent of type and treatment regimen. No such relationship was found with smoking history, hypertension or past oral contraceptive use. There was, however a significant and independent association with current oral contraceptive use.

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