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Abstract #4641

Alterations in brain functional connectivity in pediatric migraine

Tiffany Bell1,2,3, Akashroop Khaira1,2,3, Mahak Sandhu1,2,3, Megan Webb1,2,3, Melanie Noel3,4, Farnaz Amoozegar2,5, and Ashley D Harris1,2,3
1Department of Radiology, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada, 2Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Calgary, AB, Canada, 3Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute, Calgary, AB, Canada, 4Department of Psychology, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada, 5Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada

Though migraine is a common childhood disease, there has been relatively little investigation into migraine in children. Here we use resting-state functional connectivity analyses to investigate functional alterations in brain activity in children with migraine. In agreement with the adult literature, we show altered resting-state connectivity in children with migraine compared to healthy controls in areas related to sensory processing.

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