Although described as a seperate condition, the Call-Fleming syndrome is a subset of reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome. It is also known simply as Call 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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- 2. Call GK, Fleming MC, Sealfon S et-al. Reversible cerebral segmental vasoconstriction. Stroke. 1988;19 (9): 1159-70. Stroke (abstract) - Pubmed citation
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