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Cephalalgia. 2007 Feb;27(2):97-106.

Migraine in the elderly: a review.

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Department of Neurology, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands.


Although migraine is less prevalent in older than in younger age groups, the absolute increase in the number of subjects in older age groups may lead to an increase in the total number of migraine patients. Consequently, more elderly migraine patients may seek medical attention. In this review, the epidemiology and clinical aspects of migraine in the age group of > or =60 years are summarized, with special attention to comorbidity. The review will focus on treatment choices in elderly migraine patients. These must be based on knowledge of mechanisms of physiological and pathological ageing.

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