What is acute confusional migraine?

Updated: Oct 16, 2019
  • Author: Rima M Dafer, MD, MPH, FAHA; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Acute confusional migraine is a rare migraine variant that is almost exclusively seen in young children. It is manifested by episodes of confusion, disorientation, and vomiting, with or without headaches. [68, 69, 70] The attacks are usually relieved by sleep. This condition should be differentiated from seizures and from various causes of confusion, including toxic, metabolic, mitochondrial, or infectious encephalopathies.


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