Migrainous Aura, Visual Snow, and “Alice in Wonderland” Syndrome in Childhood

Migraine is a condition that is common in the pediatric and adolescent population. Among children with migraine, visual aura can consist of either negative or positive features or both. Reports of sensory auras can also be elicited with a careful history. The understanding of the types of aura, as well as their relation to the more typical features of migraine, are discussed. The similar phenomena of visual snow and Alice in Wonderland syndrome in children are also described in detail.
Source: Seminars in Pediatric Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research

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