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Assessment Of Type Of Headache In Children

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Ruhi Khan1 , Irfan Malik2 , Mushtaq Ahmed3 , Barinder Kumar4*


Background: To assess type of headache in children. Materials and Methods: One hundred ten children age ranged 4 years to 10 years of both genders were selected. A thorough clinical examination and type of headache was recorded in case history proforma. A detailed neurological examination including ophthalmoscopy was performed on children with headache. Results: Out of 110 patients, boys were 50 (45.4%) and girls were 60 (54.6%). Age group 4-6 years had 38, 6-8 years had 32 and 8-10 years had 40 patients. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Type of headache was tension headache in 10, migraine in 46, migraine-like headache in 42, and non-specific headache in 12 patients. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Conclusion: The most common type of headache was migraine. Maximum number of pediatric headache was seen in 8-10 years of age.

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