Epilepsy in Patients with Familial Hemiplegic Migraine

Hemiplegic migraine (HM) is an infrequent and severe subtype of migraine in which the aura presents with motor symptoms such as temporary weakness, affecting one side of the body. Patients should have at least one affected first-degree or second-degree relative to be diagnosed as having familial hemiplegic migraine (FHM), otherwise, it is called sporadic HM [1]. Some patients with FHM experience other aura symptoms such as visual, sensory, and speech disturbances, and additional neurologic symptoms such as seizures [2–4].