Pediatric primary headache is one of the leading health care issues in high-income countries that is rising in prevalence.1 Frequent headaches are strongly associated with a lower quality of life and poorer academic performance and are a leading cause of school absence.2 The classification system of the International Headache Society provides a navigation system to phenomenologically diagnose migraines, tension-type headaches, and other primary headaches (https://ichd-3.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/The-International-Classification-of-Headache-Disorders-3rd-Edition-2018.pdf); however, pediatric-specific factors have not been considered sufficiently.3
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Zernikow B. Can We Really Stop Pediatric Migraine? Using Network Meta-analysis to Remove the Guess Work. JAMA Pediatr. Published online February 10, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.5907
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