Indian Journal of Pain

: 2015  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 142--149

Primary headaches in children

Ajay Kumar Pan, Anuradha Mitra, Subrata Ray, Amitava Rudra 
 Department of Anesthesiology, KPC Medical College and Hospital, Jadavpur, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Dr. Anuradha Mitra
B1, Sourav Abasan, ED Block, Salt Lake, Kolkata - 700 091, West Bengal

Headache is a widespread clinical problem; the prevalence is high in all age groups, from which children and teenagers are not spared. It has been reported that, as many as 75% of school-age children may experience headache infrequently, among them 10% have recurrent headaches. [1],[2] The vast majority of headaches are primary and classified as migraine, tension-type headache (TTH), cluster headache, and other trigeminal autonomic cephalgias. The type of primary headaches could usually be diagnosed by a thorough and careful history taking, and physical examination. Once the diagnosis of migraine is established and appropriate reassurance provided, a balanced and individually tailored treatment plan can be instituted. The goal of treatment includes abortive or acute pain treatment, preventive long-term treatment, and biobehavioral therapy. Knowledge of precise impact of primary headaches on child«SQ»s quality of life helps to design a proper comprehensive treatment plan.

How to cite this article:
Pan AK, Mitra A, Ray S, Rudra A. Primary headaches in children.Indian J Pain 2015;29:142-149

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Pan AK, Mitra A, Ray S, Rudra A. Primary headaches in children. Indian J Pain [serial online] 2015 [cited 2019 Dec 7 ];29:142-149
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