Red ear syndrome and migraine: report of eight cases.

Roberto Monastero, Vincenzo Raieli, Giovanni Luca Eliseo, Mario Eliseo, Giuseppe Santangelo, Giovanni Luca Eliseo

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We describe eight idiopathic cases of red ear syndrome in seven children and one adult. All were migraineurs with a history of paroxysmally painful and red ear, unilateral or alternating, in isolation or associated with migraine attacks. The reported duration of these episodes varied from 30 minutes to 1 hour. Neurologic examination, brain MRI and CT scans, and x-rays of the cervical spine were normal. The close temporal relationship between the "red ear episodes" and migraine attacks suggests an association between the two conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-151
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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