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BMJ Case Rep. 2012 Feb 21;2012. pii: bcr1120115274. doi: 10.1136/bcr.11.2011.5274.

An unusual presentation of migraine: temporary complete body paralysis and aphasia.

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Respiratory Department, West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven, UK. kntg.chung@yahoo.com

Abstract

A 47-year-old gentleman with a medical history of long-standing migraine presented with temporary total body paralysis and expressive aphasia for 4 h. It was also associated with worsening severe unilateral pulsating pain, nausea, photophobia, blurred vision, hearing disturbance and neck stiffness. All these symptoms were resolving gradually after 4 h and had resolved completely after 1 day. Investigations were unremarkable. Migraine was made as a diagnosis of exclusion.

PMID:
22665470
PMCID:
PMC3291031
DOI:
10.1136/bcr.11.2011.5274
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