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Clinical case review

A 12-year-old girl with migraines

Jayne Antony

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Abstract

We ask an expert how she would manage this case of a girl with recurrent migraines.

Article Extract

Case scenario

I recently saw a 12-year-old girl who has been having common type migraines on average once every two weeks for the past two months. Does she need to have any investigations? Is it appropriate to use the same sort of medication in an adolescent that one would use in an adult having recurrent migraines?

Commentary

Migraine is very common in childhood and constitutes a large percentage of the outpatient practice of general paediatric neurologists. It is a gratifying condition to treat because most children can be helped.

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