Koma bei familiarer hemiplegischer Migrane

Translated title of the contribution: Coma in familial hemiplegic migraine

Cornelia Schnittger*, Ines Holze, T. F. Münte, H. Kolbe, R. Dengler

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We describe a family suffering from a rare and hazardous type of migraine, characterised by episodes of coma, fever and neurological deficits. Severe attacks with life-threatening brain oedema can be precipitated by minor head trauma, vigorous work and angiography. New aspects of pathophysiology are discussed and from looking at this family and the literature we postulate that this syndrome should be included in differential diagnosis of coma and that angiography should be avoided in such patients.

Translated title of the contributionComa in familial hemiplegic migraine
Original languageGerman
JournalAktuelle Neurologie
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)217-219
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 1996

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)


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