Migraine runs in families ..

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7014.1227 (Published 04 November 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1227
  1. W E Waters
  1. Emeritus professor of community medicine Institute of Public Health Medicine, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton SO16 6YD

    … but is it inherited?

    EDITOR,--Michael Bjorn Russell and Jes Olesen report an increased familial risk of migraine.1 Before migraine is accepted as an inherited disorder, as it is in the heading to the paragraph about the paper on the “This week in BMJ” page, however, all studies and possible biases should be considered.

    The paper concentrates on the high prevalence of migraine in first degree relatives of probands with migraine. Surprisingly, however, the figures …

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