International Journal of Paediatrics and Geriatrics
2018, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part A
Evaluation of type of headache in children
Dr. Shivjot Sharma
Background: Headache is a major health concern not only because it is a disabling disease. The present study was conducted to evaluate the types of headaches in children. Materials & Methods: This study was conducted on 1530 children of both gender. A self-responding questionnaire was given to all patients to fill it. A thorough clinical examination was performed. Factors such as duration of headache, type of headache and family history of headache was also recorded. Results: Out of 1530, 680 (44.5%) had headache. Migraine was seen in 36%, unspecified headache in 10%, tension type was seen in 24%, trigeminal autonomic cephalgia in 15% and primary stabbing headache in 5%. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Father had 12%, mother had 7%, both had 4% and siblings had 2% of family history of headache. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Conclusion: Migraine in children is among various types of headaches. The increase in number of cases day by day demands assessment of all possible parameters.
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Dr. Shivjot Sharma. Evaluation of type of headache in children. International Journal of Paediatrics and Geriatrics. 2018; 1(2): 11-12. DOI: 10.33545/26643685.2018.v1.i2a.13