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Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2013 Jul;71(7):478-86. doi: 10.1590/0004-282X20130066.

Latin American consensus on guidelines for chronic migraine treatment.

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Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile.


Chronic migraine is a condition with significant prevalence all around the world and high socioeconomic impact, and its handling has been challenging neurologists. Developments for understanding its mechanisms and associated conditions, as well as that of new therapies, have been quick and important, a fact which has motivated the Latin American and Brazilian Headache Societies to prepare the present consensus. The treatment of chronic migraine should always be preceded by a careful diagnosis review; the detection of possible worsening factors and associated conditions; the stratification of seriousness/impossibility to treat; and monitoring establishment, with a pain diary. The present consensus deals with pharmacological and nonpharmacological forms of treatment to be used in chronic migraine.

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