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Sporadic Hemiplegic Migraine With Permanent Neurological Deficits
Article first published online: 10 OCT 2013
© 2013 American Headache Society
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 54, Issue 1, pages 163–166, January 2014
How to Cite
Schwedt, T. J., Zhou, J. and Dodick, D. W. (2014), Sporadic Hemiplegic Migraine With Permanent Neurological Deficits. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 54: 163–166. doi: 10.1111/head.12232
The patient described herein provided signed consent for reporting of this case.
- Issue published online: 8 JAN 2014
- Article first published online: 10 OCT 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 23 AUG 2013
- hemiplegic migraine;
- persistent neurologic deficit
By definition, the neurologic impairments of hemiplegic migraine are reversible. However, a few cases of permanent neurologic deficits associated with hemiplegic migraine have been reported. Herein, we present the case of a patient with permanent impairments because of hemiplegic migraine despite normalization of associated brain magnetic resonance imaging abnormalities. Cases like these suggest the need to consider aggressive prophylactic therapy for patients with recurrent hemiplegic migraine attacks.