Fast Five Quiz: Migraine Variants

Jasvinder P. Chawla, MD, MBA


October 12, 2020

Migraine is a syndrome characterized by paroxysmal headache associated with other signs and symptoms, such as aura, but when a migraine manifests in a way other than head pain, it is termed a migraine variant (or migraine equivalent). These variants are not as common or as well understood as typical migraines and may be characterized by paroxysmal episodes of prolonged visual auras, atypical auras, confusion, dysarthria, focal neurologic deficits, gastrointestinal manifestations, and other constitutional symptoms, with or without a headache.

How much do you know about the presentation, workup, and treatment of migraine variants? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.


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