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Pediatr Neurol. 2012 Oct;47(4):233-41. doi: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2012.06.001.

Treatment of pediatric migraine in the emergency room.

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Division of Child Neurology, Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA. GelfandA@neuropeds.ucsf.edu

Abstract

Migraine constitutes a relatively common reason for pediatric emergency room visits. Given the paucity of randomized trials involving pediatric migraineurs in the emergency department setting compared with adults, recommendations for managing these children are largely extrapolated from adult migraine emergency room studies and trials involving outpatient home pediatric migraine therapy. We review current knowledge about pediatric migraineurs presenting at the emergency room and their management, and summarize the best evidence available to guide clinical decision-making.

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