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Neurology. 2010 Aug 3;75(5):e16-9. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e3181ebdd53.

Child neurology: Migraine with aura in children.

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Division of Child Neurology, UCSF Department of Neurology, Box 0114, 505 Parnassus Ave, M-798, San Francisco, CA 94143-0114, USA. GelfandA@neuropeds.ucsf.edu

Abstract

The differential diagnosis for an acute hemiparesis in a child includes stroke, Todd paralysis, and hemiplegic migraine. In the context of an illustrative case, this review highlights the differences in clinical presentation among these entities and an approach to the diagnostic workup. Migraine with aura in children is reviewed, including migraine equivalents such as abdominal migraine and the particular presentation of hemiplegic migraine. An approach to the prophylactic and acute treatment for children with migraine with aura is offered.

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20679627
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PMC2918469
DOI:
10.1212/WNL.0b013e3181ebdd53
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