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Revista Cubana de Pediatría

Print version ISSN 0034-7531On-line version ISSN 1561-3119


PORTUONDO ALACAN, Orietta; SARDINAS ARCE, María Elena; HERRERA ELEJALDE, Teresa  and  ORTIZ GARCIA, Martha. Cefalea en el niño: Estudio clínico. Rev Cubana Pediatr [online]. 1997, vol.69, n.3, pp.164-168. ISSN 0034-7531.

The study of medical records from 185 children attended in the headache consultation at the Teaching Pediatric Hospital of Cerro municipality from April, 1988 to April, 1993 was carried out. Clinical findings were grouped according to familial and personal pathologic history, characteristics of the headache, results from physical examination, investigations performed and treatment received by the patients. The most affected group was the one over 9 years of age, and males were found to be predominant. The most frequent headache was migraine without aura. Among the characteristics of pain, the most frequently found were bifrontal location; severe, pulsatil pain lasting 2 or 3 hours twice or three times a week. The most frequently used drug treatment was meclizine.

Keywords : HEADACHE [epidemiology]; MEDICAL RECORDS; CHILD.

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