How are patients diagnosed with migraine with aura?
Migraine FAQs: How are patients diagnosed with migraine with aura?
To be diagnosed with migraine with aura, patients must have attacks that meet the following criteria:
A. Patient experienced at least 2 attacks fulfilling criteria B and C, listed below
B. Headache with at one or more of the following four characteristics:
3. Speech and/or language
C. Headache with at least 2 of the following four characteristics:
1. At least one aura symptom spreads gradually over 5 or more minutes, and/or 2 or more symptoms occur in succession
2. Each individual aura symptom lasts 5-60 minutes
3. At least one aura symptom is unilateral
4. The aura is accompanied, or followed within 60 minutes, by headache
D. Not better accounted for by another ICHD-III diagnosis, and transient ischaemic attack has been excluded.