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Type: Journal article
Title: Acute convexity subarachnoid haemorrhage: a cause of aura-like symptoms in the elderly
Author: Kleinig, T.
Kiley, M.
Thompson, P.
Citation: Cephalalgia: an international journal of headache, 2008; 28(6):658-663
Publisher: Blackwell Science Ltd
Issue Date: 2008
ISSN: 0333-1024
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TJ Kleinig, M Kiley & PD Thompson
Abstract: Late-life onset aura-like symptoms are not rare and can be potentially misdiagnosed as transient ischaemic attacks. The cause is often obscure. Four cases of recurrent aura-like symptoms are presented in whom acute convexity subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) contralateral to symptoms was demonstrated. Three experienced subsequent events or groups of events triggered by recurrent SAH. Negative diffusion-weighted imaging, normal electroencephalography and slow symptom march with complete resolution argued against ischaemic and epileptic causes. Aura-like symptoms in the elderly should be investigated with imaging modalities most sensitive for detecting subarachnoid blood, in particular gradient echo magnetic resonance imaging.
Keywords: Humans
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Acute Disease
Age of Onset
Aged, 80 and over
Migraine with Aura
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DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2982.2008.01570.x
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