Different types of migraine headaches in children

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Different types of migraine headaches in children

  • Migraine without aura (formerly common migraine): accounts for up to three-quarters of all migraine attacks. Clinical manifestations are those listed in the preceding answer.
  • Migraine with aura (formerly classic migraine): same as above except these individuals experience an aura just before the onset of the headache.
  • Complicated migraine : migraine headache associated with various transient neurologic phenomena. These include hemiplegic migraine, ophthalmoplegic migraine, vertebrobasilar migraine, and acute confusional migraine.
  • Migraine variants or equivalents : benign paroxysmal vertigo of childhood, paroxysmal torticollis, and cyclical vomiting of childhood are syndromes thought to be related to migraine.

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