What are the types of pediatric migraine headache?

Updated: Jan 02, 2019
  • Author: J Ivan Lopez, MD, FAAN, FAHS; Chief Editor: George I Jallo, MD  more...
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Symptoms accompanying migraine headache may vary according to the migraine type present:

  • Migraine with aura: Visual symptoms, sensory symptoms, motor symptoms, speech or language disturbances, and other cognitive effects

  • Complicated migraine: Focal or diffuse neurologic deficits

  • Hemiplegic or hemisensory migraine: Unilateral motor weakness or sensory disturbance that may persist for hours after the headache has subsided

  • Basilar migraine: Vasoconstriction of the basilar and posterior cerebral arteries; diplopia, vertigo, tinnitus, or ataxia

  • Acute confusional states (unusual): Sudden onset of confusion, unresponsiveness, memory disturbances, disorientation, and dysarthria


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