Exploding head syndrome followed by sleep paralysis: A rare migraine aura

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Abstract

A 26-year-old patient is described with a unique migraine aura. She described an 8-year history of episodes occurring 1 to 2 times yearly of exploding head syndrome followed by sleep paralysis followed by a migraine headache. She also had identical headaches without aura about once per week. Both aura symptoms, which may occur in the brainstem, resulted in activation of the trigeminovascular system through an unknown mechanism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)682-683
Number of pages2
JournalHeadache
Volume46
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2006

Keywords

  • Exploding head syndrome
  • Migraine aura
  • Sleep paralysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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