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migraine with aura accompanied with motor weakness. Signs and symptoms vary but may include visual disturbance, sensory loss, difficulty with speech, weakness on one side of the body, confusion, and impaired consciousness. Frequency of hemiplegic migraine can vary considerably. It can take time for symptoms to resolve, but permanent motor, sensory, language, or visual symptoms are extremely rare. It can occur as a sporadic or genetic disorder. When inherited, it is passed through families in an autosomal dominant fashion.Hemiplegic migraine refers to
Last updated: 8/26/2013
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- Migraine with aura. MayoClinic. June 2013; http://www.mayoclinic.com/print/migraine-with-aura/DS00908/DSECTION=all&METHOD=print. Accessed 8/26/2013.
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