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What is Basilar artery migraine?

What is Basilar artery migraine?

A basilar artery migraine is a rare type of migraine, a headache that is severe, persistent and often occurs in conjunction with a wide ...more »

  • Basilar artery migraine: Basilar migraine (BM), also known as Bickerstaff syndrome, consists of headache accompanied by dizziness, ataxia, tinnitus, decreased hearing, nausea and vomiting, dysarthria, diplopia, loss of balance, bilateral paresthesias or paresis, altered consciousness, syncope, and sometimes loss of consciousness.

Basilar artery migraine: Introduction

Types of Basilar artery migraine:

Broader types of Basilar artery migraine:

Who gets Basilar artery migraine?

Profile for Basilar artery migraine: This type of migraine occurs primarily in adolescent and young adult women and is often associated with the menstrual cycle. (Source: excerpt from Headache -- Hope Through Research: NINDS)

How serious is Basilar artery migraine?

Prognosis of Basilar artery migraine: The prognosis is generally good. The disorder decreases in frequency as patients enter 20s and 30s.
Complications of Basilar artery migraine: see complications of Basilar artery migraine

What causes Basilar artery migraine?

Causes of Basilar artery migraine: see causes of Basilar artery migraine

What are the symptoms of Basilar artery migraine?

Symptoms of Basilar artery migraine: see symptoms of Basilar artery migraine

Complications of Basilar artery migraine: see complications of Basilar artery migraine

Onset of Basilar artery migraine: More common in young adults. Female: male ratio is 3:1

Basilar artery migraine: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Basilar artery migraine.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Basilar artery migraine.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Basilar artery migraine: Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Basilar artery migraine.
Treatments for Basilar artery migraine: see treatments for Basilar artery migraine
Research for Basilar artery migraine: see research for Basilar artery migraine

Organs Affected by Basilar artery migraine:

Organs and body systems related to Basilar artery migraine include:

Name and Aliases of Basilar artery migraine

Main name of condition: Basilar artery migraine

Other names or spellings for Basilar artery migraine:

premenstrual tension headache, Bickerstaff syndrome, vertebro-basilar migraine, Classic migraine, BAM, Bickerstaff's Migraine, Basilar type migraine, Basilar migraine, Syncopal migraine

Basilar migraine, Bickerstaff's migraine Source - Diseases Database

Basilar artery migraine: Related Conditions

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