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Referred cutaneous allodynia in a migraine patient without simultaneous headache.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15606575     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cutaneous allodynia has been described in migraine. We report on a 39-year-old woman with migraine with aura who had cutaneous allodynia to both dynamic (brush) and static (pressure) mechanical stimulation between attacks. For both sensory modalities, the evoked pain on allodynia testing was located to the right frontal area (the location of her usual migraine headache), contralaterally to the stimulated skin area. There was no allodynia when the right frontal area was stimulated directly. We suggest the term 'referred allodynia' for this phenomenon and discuss possible mechanisms for its occurrence.
A Ashkenazi; C LoPinto; W B Young
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cephalalgia : an international journal of headache     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0333-1024     ISO Abbreviation:  Cephalalgia     Publication Date:  2005 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-12-20     Completed Date:  2005-02-10     Revised Date:  2008-02-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200710     Medline TA:  Cephalalgia     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  75-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Jefferson Headache Center, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Headache / pathology
Migraine Disorders / pathology*
Pain / pathology*
Pain Measurement / methods*
Skin / pathology
Touch / physiology

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