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Current Pain and Headache Reports

, Volume 10, Issue 5, pp 387–390 | Cite as

Pediatric post-traumatic headache

  • Maria-Carmen B. WilsonEmail author
  • Stanley J. Krolczyk
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Abstract

Post-traumatic headache after craniocerebral trauma is not an uncommon occurrence in children and adolescents. It can occur after mild, moderate, or severe injury. The headache may have features of tension-type headache, migraine, or probable migraine and is rarely seen in isolation. It is often part of a syndrome encompassing a variety of somatic and psychobehavioral symptoms. In time, the headache and accompanying symptoms gradually resolve over a period of 8 to 12 weeks. However, sometimes it may become chronic, requiring a multidimensional management approach including pharmacologic intervention, physical rehabilitation, and cognitive-behavioral therapy as used in the adult population.

Keywords

Migraine Traumatic Brain Injury Glasgow Coma Scale Head Trauma International Headache Society 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurologyUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA

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