n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Case report : pitfalls of hyperemesis gravidarum

Volume 24, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... CASE REPORT A teaching case in a recent issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal highlights an important type of migraine. A 40-year-old man was referred to the authors with multiple episodes of transient monocular visual loss since adolescence. He described seeing small, translucent, grey spots similar to those seen after looking at a bright light. The visual defects were only ever present in one eye, but occurred in both eyes, that is, monocular. The episodes lasted about 5 - 10 minutes, occurred about 2 - 3 times a day and were often associated with a migraine-type headache. The ..

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