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Prevalence and Impact of Cutaneous Allodynia in Migraine, Probable Migraine and Tension-type Headache: A Population-based Study in Korea

book_2 Source: AHSAM 2020 - Poster session Published on July 30, 2020
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Key messages

  • This study investigated the prevalence and impact of cutaneous allodynia (CA) in migraine, probable migraine (PM) and tension-type headache (TTH) using a Korean general population-based sample.
  • Approximately 1/6 of participants with migraine and PM had CA, and the prevalence of CA in participants with migraine and PM was higher than participants with TTH.
  • Participants with migraine, PM, and TTH combined with CA had more severe symptoms and more disability than those not-combined CA.
Presenting Author
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Min Kyung Chu, MD, PhD
Associate professor
Severance hospital, Yonsei University
Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, Republic of Korea


I am Min Kyung Chu, Professor of Neurology, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. I earned my medical degree at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea in 1992. I complete neurology resident course at Severance Hospital, Yonsei University in 2002, I started to work as a headache specialist at Hallym University, Anyang, Korea since 2003 and have been an active member of Korean Headache Society. I conducted 2 nation-wide headache epidemiology studies of Korea in 2009 and 2012. I have served as a Vice President of Korean Headache Society since 2010.

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Min Kyung Chu, MD, PhD: I do not have any relevant financial / non-financial relationships with any proprietary interests.