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Migraine associated with facial ecchymoses ipsilateral to the symptomatic side

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The following is the case of a 55-year-old woman showing palpebral ecchymoses ipsilateral to the symptomatic side during migraine episodes. The lesions are not associated with oedema or other vegetative manifestations. A possible pathogenic mechanism hypothesised is a dermal diapedesis of erythrocytes due to neurogenic inflammation following trigeminovascular activation during migraine crises.

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Correspondence to Bruno Passarella.

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Nozzolillo, D., Negro, C., Nozzoli, C. et al. Migraine associated with facial ecchymoses ipsilateral to the symptomatic side. J Headache Pain 5, 256–259 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10194-004-0136-z

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  • Migraine
  • Palpebral ecchymoses