Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of childhood migraine variants (equivalents)?

Updated: Nov 19, 2019
  • Author: Wendy G Mitchell, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen L Nelson, Jr, MD, PhD, FAACPDM, FAAN, FAAP, FANA  more...
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In addition to the conditions listed in the differential diagnosis (see below), other problems to be considered include the following:

  • Alternating hemiplegia of childhood

  • Benign occipital epilepsy of childhood

  • Cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy and subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL), [19] for alternating hemiplegias presenting in adolescents

  • Complex partial status epilepticus

  • Ingestions

  • Intoxications

  • Organic acidurias

  • Somatoform disorder

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