Disease at a Glance

Migraine with brainstem aura (MBA) is a type of migraine headache with aura that is associated with pain at the back of the head on both sides. An aura is a group of symptoms that generally serve as a warning sign that a bad headache is coming. Auras may consist of dizziness and vertigo, slurred speech, ataxia, tinnitus, visual changes, and/or loss of balance. The exact underlying cause of MBA is poorly understood. Migraines are likely complex disorders that are influenced by multiple genes, in combination with lifestyle and environmental factors. In rare cases, susceptibility to MBA may be caused by a change in the ATP1A2 gene or CACNA1A gene.
Estimated Number of People with this Disease

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Last Updated: Nov. 8, 2021