Comorbidity in perimenstrual migraine

Marianna Nicodemo, Sabina Cevoli, Giulia Giannini, Pietro Cortelli

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Comorbidity may be defined as the association of two or more diseases in individuals at a frequency greater than that expected statistically by chance. Studying the cooccurrence of two disorders requires a careful statistical analysis before any clear conclusion on causality is reached. Many studies have looked for an association between migraine and many diseases, reporting several sometimes controversial comorbidities in migraine subjects. Although migraine is more common in women than in men, very few studies have analyzed the comorbidity of perimenstrual migraine, a migraine sub-type characterized by attacks of migraine without aura related to menstruation. We review the studies on migraine comorbidities, particularly migraine without aura in women.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)477-483
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Pain and Headache Reports
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012


  • Comorbidity
  • Epilepsy
  • Menstrual migraine
  • Menstrually related migraine
  • Obesity
  • Psychiatric disorders
  • Sleep disorders
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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