MELAS presenting as migraine complicated by stroke: case report

  title={MELAS presenting as migraine complicated by stroke: case report},
  author={Kikuo Ohno and Eiji Isotani and Katsuyuki Hirakawa},
A case of MELAS (mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes) which presented as migraine complicated by stroke is reported. Strokes associated with migraine have often been reported, but the mechanism remains unclear and may include a variety of pathologies. MELAS also presents with migrainous headache, vomiting, and stroke-like symptoms. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrates characteristic findings. MELAS should be considered in the differential diagnosis of… CONTINUE READING


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