Adult Onset Familial Hemiplegic Migraine
Article first published online: 18 MAY 2005
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 35, Issue 7, pages 423–427, July 1995
How to Cite
Rajput, V. and Kramer, E. D. (1995), Adult Onset Familial Hemiplegic Migraine. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 35: 423–427. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.1995.hed3507423.x
- Issue published online: 18 MAY 2005
- Article first published online: 18 MAY 2005
- Accepted for publication January 29, 1995.
- familial hemiplegic migraine;
- adult onset
Familial hemiplegic migraine and its associated signs and symptoms have previously been well described. The condition demonstrates autosomal dominant inheritance and has been recently assigned to a locus on chromosome 19. Previous reports of familial hemiplegic migraine have indicated that expression always occurs early in life. We describe a patient who presented with multiple episodes of reversible hemiplegia followed by headache at the age of 75. Seven other family members were found to have been affected in a similar manner. We believe this case represents a unique description of familial hemiplegic migraine presenting in later life.