These symptoms, called migraine equivalents, include benign paroxysmal torticollis (episodes of uncontrollable neck twisting) of infancy, benign paroxysmal vertigo of infancy, abdominal pain, cyclic vomiting, aura without migraine, and confusional migraine
Providing pain relief and antiemetics are key in the acute setting, and patients and families should be counseled about the high rate of recurrence of acute confusional migraine. In some cases, children may outgrow their predisposition to acute confusional migraine, since the literature clearly shows the disorder is "much, much, much more frequent in children and adolescents than adults.
LOS ANGELES -- Acute confusional migraines in children and adolescents are most common in young boys and are often associated with head trauma, Dr.
SAN DIEGO -- When a child or adolescent presents with headache, vomiting, and impaired attention brought on after mild head trauma such as heading a soccer ball, think acute confusional migraine, Dr.
Rothner based his remarks on a review of 22 patients with acute confusional migraine (ACM) referred for evaluation at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation between January 2001 and January 2003.