MIGRAINE;

THE MOST COMMON HEADACHE DISORDERS A NEUROLOGY CLINICAL PERSPECTIVE.

  • Muslim Ali Lakhiar LUMHS.
  • Abdul Hafeez Bughio LUMHS.
  • Ashique Ali Arain Isra University Hyderabad.
  • Manzoor Ali Lakhiar LUMHS.
Keywords: Headache, Migraine, Tension Type Headache

Abstract

Objectives: To determine the various patterns of headache presenting to Neurology OPD Liaquat University Hospital Jamshoro/Hyderabad. Study Design: Descriptive, cross-sectional study. Setting: Department of Neurology, Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences (LUMHS). Period: July to December 2016. Methods: Data was collected on developed profoma, the same was analyzed on SPSS 22nd version. Results: Out of 238 patients, 61 (25.6%) were male 177 (74.4%) were female patients. Age group distribution of study population ranged from 04 - 65 years with mean age was 31.66 with standard deviation of12.72. Out of 238 patients 170 (71.4%) were diagnosed as primary headache disorders, 56 (17%) were secondary headache while 12 (%) were labeled as cranial neuropathies and facial pains. Migraine without aura 113(65.3%) followed by tension type headache 35(20.2%) were most common primary headache disorder. Among secondary headaches Cervicogenic headache 16(30.2%) was most common cause followed by headache secondary to sinusitis, hypertension and trauma 8(15.1%), 7 (13.2%) and 6(11.3%) respectively. Trigeminal Neuralgia 9 (75.0%) was most common painful cranial neuropathies. Conclusion: Primary as well as secondary headache disorders are most prevalent in female at an age range of 21-40 years with majority of them suffering from migraine followed by tension and Cervical origin respectively.

Author Biographies

Muslim Ali Lakhiar, LUMHS.

MBBS, FCPS (Neurology)

Assistant Professor

Department of Neurology

 

Abdul Hafeez Bughio, LUMHS.

MBBS, FCPS (Neurology)

Assistant Professor

Department of Neurology

 

Ashique Ali Arain, Isra University Hyderabad.

MBBS, MCPS (Family Medicine),

  1. Phil (Pharmacology)

Assistant Professor,

Consultant Family Physician

Department of Pharmacology

 

Manzoor Ali Lakhiar, LUMHS.

MBBS, FCPS (Neurology)

Professor

Department of Neurology

 

Published
2019-02-10