What is migraine headache aura?

Updated: Oct 21, 2019
  • Author: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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The migraine aura is a complex of neurologic symptoms that may precede or accompany the headache phase or may occur in isolation. It usually develops over 5–20 minutes and lasts less than 60 minutes. The aura can be visual, sensory, or motor or any combination of these.


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