The Pediatric Forum
January 2000

Confusional Migraine Precipitated by Mild Head Trauma

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Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2000;154(1):90. doi:

The management of mild to moderate head trauma is controversial.1 The presence of a confusional state after head trauma can induce the physician to more extensive diagnostic procedures and to hospital admission. However, the possibility that confusion is caused by a migraine attack triggered by minor head trauma must be considered. We describe 11 patients who presented to our emergency department in the last 3 years in an acute confusional state. They were all diagnosed as having a syndrome compatible with trauma-triggered migraine.

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