Wednesday, February 24, 2010

MS More Common in Women with Migraine Disease, But Still Rare


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Although there seems to be an increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis among women with migraine disease, researchers did not find a cause and effect relationship between the two. Further, the risk of developing multiple sclerosis is still exceedingly rare. Less than 99% of women with migraine disease will develop MS.

AAN: Migraine Linked to MS in Women

There have been very few studies looking at the development of MS among migraineurs. While this information likely won't have an impact on the treatment of patients with both migraine disease and multiple sclerosis, it may lead to future research to determine whether migraines affect the development and symptoms of MS.

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