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Successful Treatment of Status Migrainosus After Electroconvulsive Therapy With Dihydroergotamine

Authors

  • Matt Stead MD, PhD,

  • Keith A. Josephs MST, MD


  • From the Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

Address all correspondence to Dr. Keith A. Josephs, Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905.

Abstract

We describe a case of status migrainosus precipitated by electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) that was refractory to treatment with triptan medications but which resolved with dihydroergotamine (DHE). We briefly review some of the receptor pharmacology possibly related to this observation.

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