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Keywords:

  • Migraine;
  • Headache;
  • Epilepsy;
  • Migralepsy;
  • Photosensitivity;
  • Gowers;
  • Classification;
  • Diagnosis

Summary

Gowers gave migraine a place in the borderland of epilepsy, justified by many relations and the fact that distinction of these two diseases is difficult. Gowers based his ideas on clinical histories from his patients, and he concluded that in extremely rare instances one may develop while the other goes on. In modern times, patient testimonies of the problem of differentiating migraine from epilepsy are given in health-chat Websites. It shows clearly that distinction between the two conditions is still problematic and that migralepsy is either nonexisting or extremely rare as Gowers noticed.