Transient Global Amnesia and Migraine

Lawrence C. Newman and Morris Levin

in Headache and Facial Pain

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Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780195373875
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322800 | DOI:

Series: What Do I Do Now

Transient Global Amnesia and Migraine

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Transient global amnesia (TGA) is a well-recognized neurological syndrome resulting in a short-lasting inability to create new memory. The pathophysiology of the disorder is not known, but it has been linked to migraine, transient ischemic attack, and perhaps epilepsy. This chapter reviews the work-up needed prior to prescribing triptans in migraine sufferers who have had TGA or other transient neurological events.

Chapter.  865 words. 

Subjects: Neurology ; Pain Medicine

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