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Pictures portrayed by children with migraine with aura: a Turkish case series

  • Arzu YilmazEmail author
  • Ezgi Gunce Nural Kirci
  • Zeynep Goker
Original Article

Abstract

Background

Migraine is one of the most debilitating disorders with its chronic nature seen in childhood characterized by episodic bilateral or unilateral throbbing pain on the head that strikes at any time. It is divided into two categories as with or without aura and is diagnosed according to the 2013 International Headache Society criteria.

Aim and method

This study aims to present the pictures depicted by adolescents aged 14–18 who were diagnosed with migraine with visual aura by Ankara Training and Research Hospital Child Neurology Department.

Results

They were told to draw their visual auras as a picture that they depict or as a draft via changing another picture. In this article, five adolescents with migraine and their pictures related to their visual aura were presented.

Conclusion

The diagnosis of migraine with visual aura in patients under 18 years of age would be supported by picturing of their visual images. Thus, pediatric patients could better express themselves and the clinician would better manage the process both in diagnosis and follow-up of the migraine with aura.

Keywords

Children Migraine Aura Picture 

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Competing interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Child Neurology DepartmentUniversity of Health SciencesAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Pediatrics DepartmentUniversity of Health SciencesAnkaraTurkey
  3. 3.Ankara Child Health and Diseases, Hematology Oncology Training and Research Hospital, Child Psychiatry DepartmentUniversity of Health SciencesAnkaraTurkey

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