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Migraine Aura

Matthew J. Thurtell, Robert L. Tomsak and Robert B. Daroff

in Neuro-Ophthalmology

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780195390841
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322893 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195390841.003.0012

Series: What Do I Do Now

Migraine Aura

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Migraine aura is a common cause of transient positive and negative visual phenomena. Similar symptoms can occasionally occur with occipital lesions or as a manifestation of occipital seizures. In this chapter, we review the clinical features of migraine aura, with specific reference to those features that help distinguish it from occipital seizures.

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Subjects: Neurology

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