Epilepsy and Migraine Could Have A Shared Genetic Link BBC News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20908903

Some of you may have seen this already but the BBC have reported on Epilepsy and Migraine may have a shared genetic link.

The study was done by Colombia University New York and show a higher incidence of Migraine in relatives of people closely related with epilepsy.

To some the idea that epilepsy and migraine are related is not new, but this is an interesting study.

Thanks for passing it on mum!

 

Advertisements

2 comments on “Epilepsy and Migraine Could Have A Shared Genetic Link BBC News

  1. I’ve certainly heard this before (and, having been a migraine sufferer in the past, can testify that it’s probably true). There is also strong evidence that people on the autistic spectrum are more likely to have epilepsy than people who are not.

    • yes migraine and aura are part and parcle of my epilepsy two. Its ineresting that people on the autistic spectrum are more likely to have epilepsy two. perhaps they are on the same gene? i don’t really understand enough genetics but it is very interesting.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s