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Catamenial migraine: epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, clinical features

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Based on a review of the literature, the authors consider the pathogenesis, diagnosis, epidemiology, and clinical features of catamenial migraine. The view that catamenial migraine attacks are severest receives more and more support. The criteria that may be used to predict a severer course of catamenial migraine attacks in a specific patient are to be further defined.


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Gromova S.A., Tabeeva G.R. Catamenial migraine: epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, clinical features. Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatics. 2010;2(2):11-19. (In Russ.)

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