Although described as a seperate condition, Call-Fleming or Call syndrome is a subset of reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome.
History and etymology
It was first described by Call, Fleming et al in 1988 2 where they described 19 patients with "reversible cerebral arterial segmental vasoconstriction", who presented with thunderclap headaches with or without focal neurology, without evidence of subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH).
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