- Migraine has a high prevalence in children (10%) and is a significant source of morbidity.
- Careful consideration of the broad differential diagnosis is important when evaluating a child with headache.
- The expectations for the success of treatment should take account of the level to which psychological factors are contributing to symptoms.
- Not all treatments (acute or prophylactic) work for every patient.
- Spontaneous remission with increasing age may occur in 25% to 50% of children.
Other related conditions
- Migraine headache in adults
- Cluster headache
- Tension-type headache
- Otitis media
- Acute sinusitis
- Chronic sinusitis
- Bacterial meningitis
- Viral meningitis
- Temporomandibular joint syndrome
- Congenital torticollis
- Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
- Obstructive sleep apnoea in adults
- Astrocytic brain tumours
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Cocaine abuse
Last updated: May 10, 2013