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Neurocase. 2014 Aug;20(4):474-5. doi: 10.1080/13554794.2013.826676. Epub 2013 Aug 19.

Alice in Wonderland syndrome as aura of migraine.

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a Department of Neurology , Elbistan State Hospital , Kahramanmaras 46300 , Turkey.

Abstract

Alice in Wonderland syndrome (AIWS), named for Lewis Carroll's titular character, is a disorder characterized by transient episodes of visual hallucinations and perceptual distortions, during which objects or body parts are perceived as altered in various ways (metamorphopsia), including enlargement (macropsia) or reduction (micropsia) in the perceived size of a form. Migraine aura is a transient neurological symptom that most commonly involves the visual fields and occurs before the headache phase. Aura symptoms include the perception of flashing lights that begin in the center of vision and expand in jagged patterns out into the periphery. Symptoms may be somatosensory, such as numbness and tingling in the lips or fingers. They may also involve a profound alteration of the perception of space and time (the "Alice in Wonderland" syndrome). In this article, we present a child had Alice in Wonderland syndrome as aura of migraine.

PMID:
23957288
DOI:
10.1080/13554794.2013.826676
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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