Recurrent occipital seizures misdiagnosed as status migrainosus

Domenico Italiano, Rosario Grugno, Rocco Salvatore Calabrò, Placido Bramanti, Franco Di Maria, Edoardo Ferlazzo

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Periictal headache is commonly reported in patients with epilepsy and often exhibits migraine features. Misdiagnosis is frequent since visual seizures may often be misinterpreted as visual aura of migraine. We herein describe a 35-year-old woman with recurrent occipital seizures, clinically presenting with intractable headache. EEG monitoring was crucial in order to reach the correct diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-201
Number of pages5
JournalEpileptic Disorders
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011


  • differential diagnosis
  • headache
  • migraine
  • occipital seizure
  • status migrainosus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

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