Association between migraine and allergic rhinitis in childhood and adolescence Çocukluk ve adelosan çağinda migren ve allerjik rinit ilişkisi


Nobel Medicus, vol.12, no.2, pp.26-30, 2016 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Journal Name: Nobel Medicus
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.26-30
  • Keywords: Allergic rhinitis, Headache, Migraine, PedMIDAS
  • Istanbul Gelisim University Affiliated: Yes


© 2016, Nobelmedicus. All rights reserved.Objective: Migraine and allergic rhinitis (AR) represent common childhood and adolescent conditions. The aim of this study to assess AR prevalence, treatment outcome, and clinical issues in childhood and adolescence migraine patients. Material and Method: A total of 146 consecutive patients diagnosed with migraines between November 2012 and May 2014 were included. Laboratory and symptomatic AR assessment, and otolaryngological examinations, were performed. All of the patients were subjected to a detailed neurological examination, and were questioned concerning headaches. The Pediatric Migraine Disability Assessment (PedMIDAS) questionnaire was used for all patients, with scores calculated at baseline (P0) and at third month (P3) and sixth month (P6).Results: Of the 146 total patients, 38 were males (26%) and 108 (74%) were females. Their mean age was 12.19±2.6 years. Only 32 (21.9%) patients were diagnosed with AR. Mean PedMIDAS scores at PO, P3, and P6 were 13.17±8.54, 7.39±5.44, and 9.20±6.76, respectively. Treatment noncompliance rates at P3 and P6 were 11.6% and 26.7%, respectively. The non-compliance rate of AR-positive patients was 5.18-fold higher compared to those negative for AR. Conclusion: We propose that patients followed for migraine should be examined for AR, because treatment compliance is decreased in migraine patients with AR.