Recurrent Spontaneous Paresthesia in the Upper Limb Could Be Due to Migraine: A Case Series.

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TitreRecurrent Spontaneous Paresthesia in the Upper Limb Could Be Due to Migraine: A Case Series.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Année de Publication2015
AuthorsPrakash S, Rathore C, Makwana P, Rathod M
JournalHeadache
Volume55
Issue8
Pagination1143-7
Date Published2015 Sep
ISSN1526-4610
Résumé

Transient neurologic dysfunction is a characteristic feature of migraine. About 20% of migraineurs may experience various symptoms in the absence of any headache at one time or another. Visual auras are the most common auras of migraine, and migraine is considered as the most common cause of transient vision loss in young patients. Sensory auras are the second most common migrainous auras. However, the literature is silent for isolated sensory aura as a migraine equivalent. Herein we report 14 patients with recurrent episodic paresthesia in the limbs and other body parts. All patients fulfilled the diagnostic criteria of "typical aura without headache" of ICHD-3β. All patients were subjected to various investigations to rule out secondary causes. Ten patients received antimigraine drugs and all showed a positive response to therapy. Recurrent spontaneous paresthesia is quite common in the general population and many patients remain undiagnosed. We speculate that a subset of patients might be related to migrainous sensory auras.

DOI10.1111/head.12568
PubMed ID26234162