Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Majority of Child Migraineurs Experience Pre-Migraine Symptoms


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In a French study of pediatric migraine patients researchers found that 67% of these children experienced at least one of 15 known non-headache symptoms that precede a migraine attack.

The Prevalence of Premonitory Symptoms in Paediatric Migraine

According to an article about the study in the journal Cephalalgia, the most common of these symptoms were face changes, fatigue and irritability. Researchers believe face changes to be unique to pediatric migraine patients.

This information could be valuable to the parents and doctors of child migraineurs because knowing a child experiences certain symptoms in anticipation of a migraine attack provides a heads up the child will need treatment for an attack.

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