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Aura with non-migraine headache

Identifier

018055

Type of Spiritual Experience

Hallucination

Number of hallucinations: 1

Background

A description of the experience

Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2005 Aug;9(4):264-7.

Aura with non-migraine headache.

Krymchantowski AV1.

  • 1Outpatient Headache Unit, Instituto de Neurologia Deolindo Couto, Headache Center of Rio, Rua Siqueira, Campos 43/1002, Copacabana Rio de Janeiro, 22031.070 Brazil. abouchkrym@globo.com

Abstract

The typical aura associated with migraine is characterized by visual or sensory and speech symptoms, with a mix of positive and negative features and complete reversibility within 1 hour. However, auras are not an exclusive migraine-dependent phenomenon. There have been descriptions of aura occurring in association with cluster headache, hemicrania continua, and even with chronic paroxysmal hemicrania. In addition, the occurrence of aura without headache or followed by a headache resembling the criteria of tension-type headache is encountered in clinical practice. This paper reviews the literature about auras in non-migraine headaches and the features involving this uncommon presentation. The possibility of a specific genetic origin for the auras, not related to the primary headache type, also is raised.

PMID:  16004842

The source of the experience

PubMed

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Aura

Symbols

Science Items

Aura

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Headaches

Commonsteps

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