Sporadic hemiplegic migraine with permanent neurological deficits

Todd J. Schwedt, Jiying Zhou, David W. Dodick

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By definition, the neurologic impairments of hemiplegic migraine are reversible. However, a few cases of permanent neurologic deficits associated with hemiplegic migraine have been reported. Herein, we present the case of a patient with permanent impairments because of hemiplegic migraine despite normalization of associated brain magnetic resonance imaging abnormalities. Cases like these suggest the need to consider aggressive prophylactic therapy for patients with recurrent hemiplegic migraine attacks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-166
Number of pages4
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2014


  • hemiplegic migraine
  • migraine
  • persistent neurologic deficit

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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