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Pediatric Migraine Headache

High Yield Facts ⭆ 1. About fifty percent of the pediatric migraine patients continue to have migraine headache in adulthood. 2. Like adult migraine, Topiramate and Amitriptyline can be used as pharmacological prophylactic therapy in Pediatric Migraine. 3. Childhood onset migraine is a primary headache disorder. 4. Worldwide prevalence of Pediatric Migraine headache is around 7% to 8%. 5. About 30% of migraine patients, first start headache in childhood. 6. Before puberty, incidence of migraine headache is equal in male and female.

Pediatric Migraine Headache

Question

True about Pediatric Migraine Headache, except:
  1. Pediatric migraine has no risk of developing adulthood migraine.
  2. Like adult migraine, Topiramate and Amitriptyline can be used as pharmacological prophylactic therapy in pediatric migraine
  3. Pediatric migraine headache is a primary headache
  4. Worldwide prevalence of pediatric migraine headache is around 7% to 8%

References:

  • Al-Twaijri, Waleed A., and Michael I. Shevell. "Pediatric migraine equivalents: occurrence and clinical features in practice." Pediatric neurology 26.5 (2002): 365-368.
  • Maytal, Joseph, et al. "Pediatric migraine and the International Headache Society (IHS) criteria." Neurology 48.3 (1997): 602-607.
  • Lewis, Donald W., et al. "Prophylactic treatment of pediatric migraine." Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain 44.3 (2004): 230-237.
  • ABU‐ARAFEH, I. S. H. A. Q., et al. "Prevalence of headache and migraine in children and adolescents: A systematic review of population‐based studies." Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology 52.12 (2010): 1088-1097.

[Answer is 1. Pediatric migraine has no risk of developing adulthood migraine.]

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