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Migrainous infarct during pregnancy

J.L. Parajuá-Pozo, C. Calles DOI: OPEN ACCESS
Volumen 28 | Number 07 | Nº of views of the article 7.038 | Nº of PDF downloads 292 | Article publication date 01/04/1999
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ABSTRACT Artículo en español English version
INTRODUCTION and CLINICAL CASE. We present the case of a migrainous patient who had a cerebral infarct during a migrainous crisis. She was 26 weeks pregnant. The infarct, detected on MRI was in the right thalamic region. It presented as left hemiparesia and left hemi-hypo-estesia. Laboratory tests were normal. There was full recovery from the episode.

CONCLUSIONS Migraine is considered to be a risk factor per se for stroke, especially in young women. The association of migrainous ictus, which is a diagnosis by exclusion of other aetiologies, and pregnancy is rare, as is apparent on review of the subject. In the Western world, pregnancy is not considered to be a risk factor for ictus. The functional prognosis of migrainous stroke is good, with minimal risk of relapse
KeywordsMigrainePregnancyStroke CategoriesCefalea y MigrañaDolorPatología vascular
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