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Migraine aura.
Neurologist 2007; 13(3):118-25N

Abstract

Recurrent episodes of transient focal neurologic symptoms, known as aura, occur in association with migraine headache in about 11.9 million people in the United States. At present, the International Headache Society has recognized 3 "typical" auras: visual, sensory, and language. Increasing evidence from investigations in human subjects suggests that typical auras may be the clinical manifestation of a cortical spreading depression (CSD)-like phenomenon. Other studies have shown altered reactivity and processing within the cortices of migraineurs who experience an aura, which might render them more vulnerable to CSD-like events. Recent investigations also support the hypothesis that events intrinsic to the cerebral cortex are capable of activating trigeminal nociceptive neurons and of affecting the caliber of vascular structures innervated by them. A better understanding of the mechanisms underlying the aura may potentially lead to more effective therapies, which will aim at preventing migraine headaches before they start.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA. cutrer.michael@mayo.eduNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17495755

Citation

Cutrer, F Michael, and Karina Huerter. "Migraine Aura." The Neurologist, vol. 13, no. 3, 2007, pp. 118-25.
Cutrer FM, Huerter K. Migraine aura. Neurologist. 2007;13(3):118-25.
Cutrer, F. M., & Huerter, K. (2007). Migraine aura. The Neurologist, 13(3), pp. 118-25.
Cutrer FM, Huerter K. Migraine Aura. Neurologist. 2007;13(3):118-25. PubMed PMID: 17495755.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Migraine aura. AU - Cutrer,F Michael, AU - Huerter,Karina, PY - 2007/5/15/pubmed PY - 2007/7/19/medline PY - 2007/5/15/entrez SP - 118 EP - 25 JF - The neurologist JO - Neurologist VL - 13 IS - 3 N2 - Recurrent episodes of transient focal neurologic symptoms, known as aura, occur in association with migraine headache in about 11.9 million people in the United States. At present, the International Headache Society has recognized 3 "typical" auras: visual, sensory, and language. Increasing evidence from investigations in human subjects suggests that typical auras may be the clinical manifestation of a cortical spreading depression (CSD)-like phenomenon. Other studies have shown altered reactivity and processing within the cortices of migraineurs who experience an aura, which might render them more vulnerable to CSD-like events. Recent investigations also support the hypothesis that events intrinsic to the cerebral cortex are capable of activating trigeminal nociceptive neurons and of affecting the caliber of vascular structures innervated by them. A better understanding of the mechanisms underlying the aura may potentially lead to more effective therapies, which will aim at preventing migraine headaches before they start. SN - 1074-7931 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17495755/Migraine_aura_ L2 - http://Insights.ovid.com/pubmed?pmid=17495755 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -