Approach to headaches in children

Solomons, Regan ; Schoeman, Johan ; Van Toorn, Ronald (2011)

CITATION: Solomons, R., Schoeman, J. & Van Toorn, R. 2011. Approach to headaches in children. Continuing Medical Education, 29(4):171-174.

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Headache is a common problem in childhood – up to 25% of schoolchildren suffer from chronic, recurrent headaches. Although primary headaches are far more common than those with a secondary cause, it is the latter that result in the most anxiety for families.1 A logical approach to investigating and managing headaches is needed.

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