The transient syndrome of headache with neurologic deficits and CSF lymphocytosis

M. J. Berg, Linda Williams

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Abstract

We describe seven patients who experienced a transient syndrome consisting of headache with neurologic deficits and CSF lymphocytic pleocytosis. Thirty- three similar patients have been reported previously. All had from one to more than 20 episodes of a severe migrainous headache accompanied by a temporary neurologic deficit and lymphocytes in the CSF. Some patients had a preceding viral syndrome, increased intracranial pressure, elevated CSF protein, or focal EEG abnormalities. All stopped having episodes within 3 months. We present diagnostic criteria for this benign syndrome. Its cause remains unknown.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1648-1654
Number of pages7
JournalNeurology
Volume45
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Lymphocytosis
Headache Disorders
Neurologic Manifestations
Intracranial Hypertension
Leukocytosis
Headache
Electroencephalography
Lymphocytes
Proteins

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The transient syndrome of headache with neurologic deficits and CSF lymphocytosis. / Berg, M. J.; Williams, Linda.

In: Neurology, Vol. 45, No. 9, 1995, p. 1648-1654.

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