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Migralepsy: a call for a revision of the definition.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19694799     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Migralepsy is an ill-defined nosologic entity, with only a few cases described in the literature. In the 2004 International Classification for Headache Disorders (ICHD-II), the International Headache Society proposed that the following diagnostic criteria should be met: (1) migraine fulfilling criteria for 1.2 Migraine with aura (MA) and (2) a seizure fulfilling diagnostic criteria for one type of epileptic attack occurs during or within 1 h after a migraine aura. Herein, by presenting a case with symptoms suggestive of migralepsy and by reviewing all previous cases described in the literature, we discuss the challenges of differentiating this condition from epileptic seizures, as well as the inaccuracy of the current ICHD-II definition.
Grazia Sances; Elena Guaschino; Piero Perucca; Marta Allena; Natascia Ghiotto; Raffaele Manni
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review     Date:  2009-08-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epilepsia     Volume:  50     ISSN:  1528-1167     ISO Abbreviation:  Epilepsia     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-30     Completed Date:  2009-11-12     Revised Date:  2010-06-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2983306R     Medline TA:  Epilepsia     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2487-96     Citation Subset:  IM    
Headache Unit, IRCCS C. Mondino Institute of Neurology Foundation, Pavia, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Epilepsies, Partial / classification,  diagnosis
Epilepsy / classification*,  diagnosis*,  epidemiology
Headache Disorders / classification*,  diagnosis*
International Classification of Diseases / standards
Migraine Disorders / classification*,  diagnosis*,  epidemiology
Migraine with Aura / classification,  diagnosis,  epidemiology
Terminology as Topic
Comment In:
Epilepsia. 2010 May;51(5):932-3   [PMID:  20536529 ]

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