Familial hemiplegic migraine versus migraine with prolonged aura: An uncertain diagnosis in a family report

E. Marchioni, C. A. Galimberti, D. Soragna, D. Ferrandi, M. Maurelli, M. T. Ratti, P. Bo, L. Montalbetti, A. Albergati, F. Savoldi

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Article abstract-Four of five members of a family complained of repeated attacks of hemiplegic migraine, migraine with aura of different types, or migraine without aura. The hemiplegia always outlasted the headache and was often accompanied by altered consciousness, aphasia, and, in one patient, coma; in this latter patient, the ictal EEG, recorded during two attacks, showed delta activity in the hemisphere contralateral to the hemiplegia. At least 2 months after their latest attacks, three patients showed dyscalculia, attentional disturbances, and impaired long-term verbal memory on neuropsychologic assessment. There were no cognitive disturbances in the unaffected relative. The severity of cognitive impairment appears to be correlated with migraine history. We attempt to classify these cases according to the criteria of the International Headache Society.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-37
Number of pages5
JournalNeurology
Volume45
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Familial hemiplegic migraine versus migraine with prolonged aura: An uncertain diagnosis in a family report'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this