Prolonged migraine aura without headache arrested by sumatriptan. A case report with further considerations.

Abstract

The case of a 42-year-old woman with prolonged migraine visual aura without headache, whose long-lasting episodes of visual aura were successfully controlled by oral sumatriptan, is reported. Effectiveness of sumatriptan was unequivocal, since, after taking sumatriptan, duration of aura would drop from 1.5 h to approximately 20 min. This case suggests that sumatriptan may cross the blood-brain barrier and block spreading depression.

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@article{Kowacs1999ProlongedMA, title={Prolonged migraine aura without headache arrested by sumatriptan. A case report with further considerations.}, author={Pedro Andr{\'e} Kowacs and Elcio Juliato Piovesan and C E Tatsui and Marcos Christiano Lange and Lu{\'i}s Castedo Ribas and Lineu C{\'e}sar Werneck}, journal={Cephalalgia : an international journal of headache}, year={1999}, volume={19 4}, pages={241-2} }