Current Pain and Headache Reports

, Volume 16, Issue 5, pp 474–476

Perimenstrual Headache in Adolescence

Perimenstrual Headache (S Evers, Section Editor)

DOI: 10.1007/s11916-012-0288-5

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Hershey, A.D. Curr Pain Headache Rep (2012) 16: 474. doi:10.1007/s11916-012-0288-5


Headaches are a common complaint of childhood with the majority of the recurrent headaches seen by medical practitioners representing migraine. The incidence increases throughout adolescents as both boys and girls go through puberty. At this same time the ratio between girls and boys with migraine starts to become evident. This most likely etiology of these observations is the biological effects of hormonal progression and the expression of menstrual-related migraine. This development has begun to be delineated and this review will report on some of the advances toward this understanding.


MigrainePediatric headacheMenstrual migraine

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of NeurologyCincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsUniversity of Cincinnati College of MedicineCincinnatiUSA