Migraine is a major debilitating chronic disease with significant healthcare burden in Brazil

Takeaway

  • Migraine is the second most common chronic non-communicable disease (NCD) in Brazil, and the most disabling in terms of the proportion of people with severe disability.

Why this matters

  • As a major healthcare burden, migraine should be included in the next health surveys in Brazil, to better inform public-health strategies and improve diagnosis and treatment.