Headaches in children are common and the prevalence is increasing worldwide. The phenotype of migraine headache changes with continuing development of the nervous system. Children of all ages experience headaches but these are typically difficult to recognize and diagnose in the younger ages. Early intervention addressing the chemical, mechanical and psychological factors contributing to an individual’s headache is essential. This reduces the risk for central sensitization associated with chronicity and disability including reducing the risk for headache in adulthood.
Author keywords: migraine headache, children, headache, periodic syndrome, abdominal migraine, cyclical vomiting, aura
Author affiliation: Private practice, Stockholm, Sweden
Corresponding author: Sue A. Weber—firstname.lastname@example.org
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