The transient syndrome of headache with neurologic deficits and csf lymphocytosis

Michel J. Berg, Linda S. 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
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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