THE BORDERLAND OF EPILEPSY
Migraine in the borderland of epilepsy: “Migralepsy” an overlapping syndrome of children and adults?
Article first published online: 15 NOV 2012
Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2012 International League Against Epilepsy
Special Issue: The Borderland of Epilepsy: Chairs' Symposium, 10th European Congress on Epileptology, London - October 1, 2012
Volume 53, Issue Supplement s7, pages 20–25, December 2012
How to Cite
Kasteleijn-Nolst Trenité, D. and Parisi, P. (2012), Migraine in the borderland of epilepsy: “Migralepsy” an overlapping syndrome of children and adults?. Epilepsia, 53: 20–25. doi: 10.1111/j.1528-1167.2012.03711.x
- Issue published online: 15 NOV 2012
- Article first published online: 15 NOV 2012
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.