Background: Early starting of migraine seems predictive for less favorable outcome in later ages, however follow-up investigations are very few and all with short-term prospective period. We report here the longest follow-up study in a population of children presenting with migraine under the age of 6. Methods: We followed-up 74 children under 6 years of age, referred for headache to our department between 1997 and 2003. The study was carried out between October 2016 and March 2018. Headache diagnoses were made according to the IHS criteria. Results: 23/74 patients, 31% of the original cohort, were found at follow-up in a period ranging between 15 to 21 years after the first visit. Seven of them were headache free. The remaining 16 patients had migraine. In the migraine group, the localization of pain changed in 75% of the subjects, 11/16 (68.7%) had allodynia and 9/16 (56.25%) had cranial autonomic symptoms. Conclusions: Our results suggest that the onset of migraine at very young age represents unfavorable prognostic factor for persistence of the disease at later ages. Some clinical features may change during clinical course, and the active persistence of the disorder may lead to an increase in allodynia.

Marchese Francesca, Rocchitelli Luciana, Messina Luca Maria, Nardello Rosaria, Mangano Giuseppe Donato, Vanadia Francesca, et al. (2020). Migraine in children under 6 years of age: A long-term follow-up study. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY [10.1016/j.ejpn.2020.04.005].

Migraine in children under 6 years of age: A long-term follow-up study

Messina Luca Maria;Nardello Rosaria;Mangano Giuseppe Donato;Mangano Salvatore;Brighina Filippo;
2020-07-01

Abstract

Background: Early starting of migraine seems predictive for less favorable outcome in later ages, however follow-up investigations are very few and all with short-term prospective period. We report here the longest follow-up study in a population of children presenting with migraine under the age of 6. Methods: We followed-up 74 children under 6 years of age, referred for headache to our department between 1997 and 2003. The study was carried out between October 2016 and March 2018. Headache diagnoses were made according to the IHS criteria. Results: 23/74 patients, 31% of the original cohort, were found at follow-up in a period ranging between 15 to 21 years after the first visit. Seven of them were headache free. The remaining 16 patients had migraine. In the migraine group, the localization of pain changed in 75% of the subjects, 11/16 (68.7%) had allodynia and 9/16 (56.25%) had cranial autonomic symptoms. Conclusions: Our results suggest that the onset of migraine at very young age represents unfavorable prognostic factor for persistence of the disease at later ages. Some clinical features may change during clinical course, and the active persistence of the disorder may lead to an increase in allodynia.
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Marchese Francesca, Rocchitelli Luciana, Messina Luca Maria, Nardello Rosaria, Mangano Giuseppe Donato, Vanadia Francesca, et al. (2020). Migraine in children under 6 years of age: A long-term follow-up study. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY [10.1016/j.ejpn.2020.04.005].
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