Pediatric Episodic Migraine with Aura: A Unique Entity?

Hannah F.J. Shapiro, Alyssa Lebel
2021 Children  
Migraine headache is a common cause of pain and disability in children and adolescents and is a major contributor to frequently missed school days and limitations in activities. Of children and adolescents with migraine headache, approximately one-third have migraine with aura (MA). MA is often considered to be similar to migraine without aura (MO), and thus, many studies do not stratify patients based on the presence of aura. Because of this, treatment recommendations are often analogous
more » ... ten analogous between MA and MO, with a few notable exceptions. The purpose of this review is to highlight the current evidence demonstrating the unique pathophysiology, clinical characteristics, differential diagnosis, co-morbidities, and treatment recommendations and responses for pediatric MA.
doi:10.3390/children8030228 pmid:33802676 fatcat:gtsj2utx45gglpgstuoh5p3k4a