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22 Possible Causes for Sensory Aura May Occur

  • Migraine

    Numbness may follow the paraesthesia. Sensory auras rarely occur alone and usually follow visual auras.[patient.info] […] symptoms—collectively known as an aura—that arise most often before the head pain but that may occur during or afterward (see the image below).[emedicine.com] Geometric visual patterns and even hallucinations may occur. This is fully reversible. An aura has no motor symptoms.[patient.info]

  • Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

    Auras may cause sensory, autonomic or psychic symptoms: Somatosensory and special sensory phenomena: Olfactory, auditory and gustatory illusions and hallucinations may occur[patient.info] occurs in the majority of temporal lobe seizures.[web.archive.org] Presentation [ 1 ] Aura occurs in the majority of temporal lobe seizures. Most auras and automatisms last a very short period - seconds or 1 to 2 minutes.[patient.info]

  • Epilepsy

    Aura An epileptic aura is a distinct perception—either visual, motor, sensory, or psychological—that you get around the time a seizure occurs.[verywell.com] Sometimes, an aura may arise only seconds before the seizure, but it also can come as much as an hour before.[verywell.com]

  • Migraine with or without Aura

    Numbness may follow the paraesthesia. Sensory auras rarely occur alone and usually follow visual auras.[patient.info] […] symptoms—collectively known as an aura—that arise most often before the head pain but that may occur during or afterward (see the image below).[emedicine.com] Geometric visual patterns and even hallucinations may occur. This is fully reversible. An aura has no motor symptoms.[patient.info]

  • Migrainous Stroke

    The symptoms of migraine aura may be visual, sensory or motor and may be mistaken for a TIA, as both can be associated with a headache.[sharecare.com] Generally speaking TIA symptoms are more abrupt in onset and occur in individuals with more cardiovascular risk factors.[sharecare.com]

  • Epileptic Aura

    Somatosensory and special sensory phenomena Olfactory and gustatory illusions and hallucinations may occur.[emedicine.medscape.com] Aura An epileptic aura is a distinct perception—either visual, motor, sensory, or psychological—that you get around the time a seizure occurs.[verywell.com] Acharya et al found that olfactory auras are more commonly associated with temporal lobe tumors than with other causes of temporal lobe epilepsy. [3] Auditory hallucinations[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Absence Seizure

    Aura An epileptic aura is a distinct perception, either visual, motor, sensory, or psychological, that you feel around the time a seizure occurs.[verywellhealth.com] Although an aura may signal a seizure only seconds before it occurs, an aura and a seizure may be separated by as much as an hour.[verywellhealth.com] […] to talk to your doctor about any automatisms you may be having (you will need an eyewitness to help you with this), since the presence or absence and type of automatisms may[verywellhealth.com]

  • Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy

    GTCS occurring in JME are often characterised by lack of sensory aura, symmetry, remarkable violence, and a long duration of the tonic phase.[pmj.bmj.com] They occur predominantly after awakening. Some patients may describe a brief dizziness or a funny sensation in the head beforehand.[pmj.bmj.com]

  • Chronic Daily Headaches

    […] symptoms—collectively known as an aura—that arise most often before the head pain but that may occur during or afterward (see the image below).[emedicine.com] It may also be associated with various visual or sensory symptoms, which occur most often before the headache component but which may occur during or after the headache; these[emedicine.com] […] are collectively known as an aura.[emedicine.com]

  • Versive Seizure

    A perceptual (subjective) ictal experience that usually precedes an observable seizure; may occur alone (sensory seizure); often provides high localizing information.[slideplayer.com] […] awareness Evolving to a bilateral convulsive seizure * Glossary of descriptive terminology for ictal semiology ILAE Commission on Classification and Terminology, 2010 19 Auras[slideplayer.com]

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