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2021 Feb 04

Postgrad Med J

Migraines and keloids: a 15-year Taiwan claim database analysis.


Lu Y-Y, Qin H, Lu C-C, Wu M-K, Zhang C-L, Wu C-H
Postgrad Med J. 2021 Feb 04.
PMID: 33541932.


Fibroproliferative lesions with intractable pruritus, pain and hyperesthesia that cause uncontrolled scar growth are known as keloids. Migraines are common upsetting headache disorders characterised by frequent recurrence and attacks aggravated by physical activity. Both keloids and migraines can cause physical exhaustion and discomfort in patients; they have similar pathophysiological pathways, that is, the transforming growth factor-β1 gene and neurogenic inflammation.