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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 185-187

Sporadic hemiplegic migraine in a Nigerian woman


Department of Medicine, Neurology unit, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Owolabi F Lukman
Department of Medicine, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Bayero University, PMB 3452, Kano
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/1596-3519.117631

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Sporadic hemiplegic migraine (SHM) is a rare form of migraine. I report a 23-year-old Nigerian lady with SHM. She had recurrent attacks characterized by visual aura that progressed to headache, dysphasia, and hemiplegia. Her motor symptom was always followed by development of nausea and photophobia lasting several hours. Computerized tomography of the brain and electroencephalography were normal. She was treated with carbamazepine, aspirin, and codeine. Differential diagnoses of SHM were highlighted.


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