familial hemiplegic migraine


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familial hemiplegic migraine

n.
A rare inherited migraine disorder characterized by a temporary paralysis of one side of the body followed by severely throbbing headaches and nausea; it occasionally can cause coma.
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Familial hemiplegic migraine is characterized by recurring episodes of hemiparesis during the aura phase of the migraine attack, and the deficit can last up to 1 h in most of the patients.
Familial hemiplegic migraine with crossed cerebellar diaschisis and unilateral meningeal enhancement.
1 P/Q-type calcium channel alternative splicing affects the functional impact of familial hemiplegic migraine mutations: implications for calcium channelopathies.
Some will say, 'I get this from my mother,' which in part could be true, especially if they suffer from familial hemiplegic migraine.
Among the patients who selected at least one trigger for familial hemiplegic migraine on the questionnaire, 36% reported at least one trigger factor that often or always (questionnaire response of 3 or 4, respectively) precipitated a FHM attack, he said.
Thurlow in 1998 reported a patient with familial hemiplegic migraine following diagnostic laparoscopy under general anaesthesia with muscle relaxant who developed gross power deficit in four limbs (left> right) and left hemiparesis next day without headache, and whose motor function recovered within 48 hours (11).
Other diseases affect the central nervous system, such as familial hemiplegic migraine (FHM), episodic ataxia type 2 (EA-2), and spinocerebellar ataxia type 6 (SCA6).

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