A case of intermittent ataxia associated with migraine headaches

Seet, Raymond C. S.; Lim, Erle C. H.
September 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/11/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 6, p565
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 42 year old woman with intermittent ataxia associated with migraine admitted to hospital for unsteady gait and gaze-evoked nystagmus. A provisional diagnosis of episodic ataxia type 2 was made in view of the patient's history of migraine and she responded favorably to 250 milligrams acetazolamide, 3 times a day. It states that the patient underwent genetic testing while clinical examination during the attack confirmed the presence of truncal ataxia.


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