Headache in the occipital area
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Jasmin Harpe, MD, MPH, Headache Fellow, Department of Neurology, Harvard University, John R. Graham Headache Center, Mass General Brigham, Boston, MA.

Jasmin Harpe, MD, MPH, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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A 15-year-old female patient presents with a headache in the occipital area. At the onset of pain, she describes tinnitus and a feeling that she was going to faint. She notes that she has had a handful of intense headaches in the past, but none with the symptoms she experienced with the current headache. The patient's mother has a history of migraine with aura.

What is the likely diagnosis?

Migraine with aura

Migraine with brainstem aura

Acute confusional migraine

Familial hemiplegic migraine

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