Title

Pediatric Migraine: Abortive Management in the Emergency Department

Publication Date

2-2014

Abstract

Studies suggest that headache accounts for approximately 1% of pediatric emergency department (ED) visits. ED physicians must distinguish between primary headaches, such as a tension or migraine, and secondary headaches caused by systemic disease including neoplasm, infection, or intracranial hemorrhage. A recent study found that 40% of children presenting to the ED with headache were diagnosed with a primary headache, and 75% of these were migraine. Once the diagnosis of migraine has been made, the ED physician is faced with the challenge of determining appropriate abortive treatment. This review summarizes the most recent literature on pediatric migraine with an emphasis on diagnosis and abortive treatment in the ED.

Author Supplied Keywords

Migraine, Pediatric, Emergency department, Abortive

Subjects

Emergency Medicine; Hospital Emergency Services; Pediatrics; Migraine

Publication Information

Headache: The Journal of Head & Face Pain, 2014, Volume 54, Issue 2, 235-245.

© 2014 Wiley-Blackwell

Linked version is the final published version.

DOI

10.1111/head.12253

Peer-Reviewed

Yes

Document Type

Journal Article

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(Available to UP community as permitted)

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