Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
Print version ISSN 0004-282X
CARVALHO, Deusvenir de Souza; ZUKERMAN, Eliova; HANNUCH, Suzanmeire Negro Minatti and LEVYMAN, Célio. Confusional state and migraine: case report. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 1986, vol.44, n.1, pp. 51-54. ISSN 0004-282X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X1986000100006.
The case of a male patient having had episodes of confusion and motor deficits at age 5, 9 and 11, admited to the hospital on these three occasions is reported. All investigations showed negative results, except for the EEG. A clue for the clinical diagnosis of confusional state due to migraine was the past history of the patient, who suffered several migranous attacks from the age of 9. A review of the pathophysiology is made, based on the available literature.