John Libbey Eurotext

Recurrent occipital seizures misdiagnosed as status migrainosus Volume 13, numéro 2, Juin 2011

IRCCS Centro Neurolesi “Bonino-Pulejo”, Messina, U.O.S. di Neurologia P.O. S. Agata di Militello, Neurology Division and Regional Epilepsy Centre, Magna Graecia University, Catanzaro, Italy

Periictal headache is commonly reported in patients with epilepsy and often exhibits migraine features. Misdiagnosis is frequent since visual seizures may often be misinterpreted as visual aura of migraine. We herein describe a 35-year-old woman with recurrent occipital seizures, clinically presenting with intractable headache. EEG monitoring was crucial in order to reach the correct diagnosis.