Publication date: Aug 07, 2019
By far, the most common type of headache in patients with MS were migraines (39%), closely followed by medication overuse headaches (38%), and tension headaches (20%). 3 Although other studies demonstrated that more women with MS are likelier than men with MS to have migraines, the men in this study were slightly more likely than women to have migraines, at 40% and 38%, respectively. 3 Most of the patients with headache were treated with interferon beta (73. 8%), fingolimod (14. 8%), teriflunomide (7. 2%), and natalizumab (4. 3%). 3 -We believe that as a consequence of our methodology the headache prevalence reported in this paper reflects the frequency of headaches in MS patients more accurately,” wrote Dr Beckmann and Dr TcFCre.
“3 Pain is often a symptom of MS and TN is one of the most common pain syndromes associated with MS. 4 Patients with MS have a 20-fold chance of developing TN, regardless of the type of MS. 5 MRI is the usual diagnostic for MS and for TN secondary to MS. 5 Depending on the location of the nerve damage, MRI can help neurosurgeons identify the root cause of TN and can use the imaging for surgical microvascular decompression to treat the pain. 5 Often, TN precedes an MS diagnosis. 4 That was the premise behind a survey by neurologist Ahmad Fallata, MD, from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and colleagues who queried 8590 patients in the North America Research Committee on Multiple Sclerosis Registry. 4 The prevalence of TN in this population was 9. 7%, with 15. 0% reporting that their facial pain preceded their MS diagnosis. 4 Patients most likely to report TN were women and those with longer TN duration and pain. 4 The mean age at TN presentation was 45. 3 years. 4 -TN can be primary (idiopathic) or secondary-that is due to some other underlying condition, such as a tumor or multiple sclerosis,” said coauthor and neurologist Ruth Ann Marrie, MD, PhD, FRCPC, associate professor from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada in an interview with Neurology Advisor.
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