From the Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale—Neurology, Scottsdale, AZ.
Familial Hemiplegic Migraine: Permanent Attack-Related Neurologic Deficits
Article first published online: 19 SEP 2007
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 47, Issue 8, pages 1210–1212, September 2007
How to Cite
Dodick, D. and Roarke, M. (2007), Familial Hemiplegic Migraine: Permanent Attack-Related Neurologic Deficits. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 47: 1210–1212. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2007.00889.x
- Issue published online: 19 SEP 2007
- Article first published online: 19 SEP 2007
- Accepted for publication March 19, 2007.
Hemiplegic migraine (HM) is characterized by motor weakness and at least one other aura symptom or sign that is fully reversible within 24 hours. While prolonged neurological impairment lasting weeks has been observed, persistent attack-related neurological deficits have not been described. This case illustrates the potential for permanent neurological deficits to occur as a sequelae of HM in the absence of infarction, and highlights potentially important pathophysiological and treatment implications.