J Pediatr Neurol
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1693482
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Recurring Migraines as the Presenting Symptom of Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis in a Teenage Girl: A Case Report

James Bryan Meiling
1  Department of Internal Medicine, Medical City Weatherford, Weatherford, Texas, United States
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Priya Kaji Bui
2  Department of Pediatrics, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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Publication History

16 April 2019

10 June 2019

Publication Date:
19 July 2019 (online)

Abstract

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease of the central nervous system that leads to a progressive breakdown of the myelin sheath by self-harming autoantibodies. Both MS and migraines have a predilection for women as opposed to men. In addition, both can come across as acute attacks on the body that negatively affect the ability of an individual to function. Are they associative concurrent afflictions or is one the primary causality of the other? This case report represents a teenage girl who presented to her pediatrician with recurrent migraines, which led to a diagnosis of pediatric MS.