Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with 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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Referral to a child neurologist is indicated for children with migraines that fail to respond to abortive or first-line preventative medications. Additionally, a detailed eye exam including the optic nerve by ophthalmology is warranted, to ensure there is no evidence of elevated intracranial pressure that may warrant other treatments to preserve visual function.


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