classic migraine

clas·sic mi·graine

a form of hemicrania migraine preceded by a scintillating scotoma (teichopsia).

migraine with aura

An episodic headache (which accounts for up to 20% of all migraines) that lasts 4 to 72 hours, is associated with nausea and vomiting, as well as photo- and phonophobia, and often follows temporary neurological symptoms known as an aura. While auras can be motor or other sensory in nature, most are visual, the presence of which can be assessed by the visual aura rating scale (VARS). In most patients, the headaches are unilateral, pulsating and of moderate to severe intensity; the aura may not occur on the same side as the migraine. Patients are asymptomatic between episodes. There may be a family history of migraines and of travel sickness.

Significance
Migraines with aura carries a two-fold greater risk of ischaemic stroke.

classic migraine

Migraine with aura Neurology An episodic headache that accounts for up to 20% of all migraines, lasts 4 to 72 hrs, is associated with N&V, photo- and phonophobia, and often follows an aura, which may not occur on the same side as the migraine; Pts are asymptomatic between episodes; in most, the headaches are unilateral, pulsating and of moderate to severe intensity; there may be a family history of migraines and of travel sickness. See Migraine. Cf Common migraine.

clas·sic mi·graine

(klas'ik mī'grān)
A form of hemicrania migraine headache preceded by a scintillating scotoma (teichopsia).

clas·sic mi·graine

(klas'ik mī'grān)
Hemicranial migraine preceded by a scintillating scotoma (teichopsia).
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Prevention of classic migraine headache by digital massage of the superficial temporal arteries during visual aura.
Migraine without aura, or common migraine, represents more than half of migraine headaches.1 Migraine with aura, formerly called classic migraine, constitutes 10-35% of migraines and consists of aura, headache and post-headache period.
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Complicated migraine is often accompanied by classic migraine symptoms, including nausea, photophobia, and visual aura phenomena such as scintillating scotoma or kaleidoscope vision.
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A 33-year-old right-handed man with a history of linear scleroderma and classic migraine headache presented with unilateral right-sided paresthesias involving the upper and lower extremities and the face.

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