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Migraine with unilateral motor symptoms: a case–control study
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    A few cases with significant disabilities

    Dear Editor,

    This is a very interesting article. Dr. Young, report a rare sub-group of headache patients. Patients with unilateral motor symptom is commonly only seen in tertiary health center. The motor symptom will drive the patients for visiting the health centers with full facilities. It is consistent with the facts that most headache patients want to know the origin of the headache. This article showe...

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    Migraine and unilateral giveway motor weakness: atypical, pseudo-paretic behavioural epiphenomenon

    Dear Editor,

    In their paper on unilateral motor ‘deficits’, Young and colleagues [1] report a less-studied aspect of migraine pathophysiology. In contrast to the experience of this tertiary headache-care centre, my own experience of managing migraine patients between 1976-2006 suggests that a vague upper limb motor involvement is an uncommon feature, not associated with objective weakness or functional limitation or...

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    Lateralities of motor command and unilateral motor symptoms in complicated migraine.


    Dear Editor

    I read the article of Young and colleagues 1 on migraine with unilateral motor symptoms (MUMS) with great interest. As the article contains laterality-indexed aspects (see below) it begs further clinical information from the authors. Thus, “of the 24 patients with MUMS, 21 (88 %) reported unilateral headaches. The weakness was always ipsilateral to the headache in 13 (62 %) patients...

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