Two Cases Of Unusual Migraine Auras
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Heather Angus-Leppan MBBS (Hons), MSc (Epilepsy), MD, FRACP, FRCP is Consultant Neurologist, and Epilepsy Lead at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Consultant Neurologist, National Hospital, University College London. She is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College and Imperial College London.

She has a keen and active interest in general Neurology, headache and migraine, epilepsy and chronic pain. Her practice has been enhanced by a wide experience in the northern and southern hemispheres, having worked in Australia, Chile, South Africa and the United Kingdom.

After completing an MD in Sydney, Australia, she came as Visiting Australasian Clinical Fellow to the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford in 1993, and subsequently worked as Senior Registrar in Cardiff, and as a Consultant Neurologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Essex Neuroscience Centre.

She is past Honorary Secretary of the Clinical Neurosciences Section of the Royal Society of Medicine, and of the Association of British Neurologists. She is current President of the Clinical Neurosciences Section, Royal Society of Medicine. She has published articles on basic and clinical aspects of epilepsy and migraine.

                       

Two Cases Of Unusual Migraine Auras

Neurological symptoms during sex need urgent tests to look for a serious cause such as a bleed on the brain.  “Thunderclap” headaches, a sudden severe headache like a blow to the head, raise alarm bells and can happen at the time of orgasm. People who experience this headache need to go to the emergency department for urgent assessment. Although it can be due to a serious cause, some people who suffer this turn out to have normal test results. We think...

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