Child Neurology: Migraine with aura in children

Amy A. Gelfand*, Heather J. Fullerton, Peter Goadsby

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Abstract

The differential diagnosis for an acute hemiparesis in a child includes stroke, Todd paralysis, and hemiplegic migraine. In the context of an illustrative case, this review highlights the differences in clinical presentation among these entities and an approach to the diagnostic workup. Migraine with aura in children is reviewed, including migraine equivalents such as abdominal migraine and the particular presentation of hemiplegic migraine. An approach to the prophylactic and acute treatment for children with migraine with aura is offered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E16-E19
Number of pages4
JournalLancet neurology
Volume75
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Aug 2010

Keywords

  • FAMILIAL HEMIPLEGIC MIGRAINE
  • BENIGN PAROXYSMAL TORTICOLLIS
  • SPREADING DEPRESSION
  • PEDIATRIC MIGRAINE
  • HEADACHE
  • MUTATION
  • FEATURES
  • DISEASE
  • INFANCY
  • SODIUM

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