What is included in the physical exam for migraine in children?

Updated: Aug 15, 2019
  • Author: William C Robertson, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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A thorough general physical examination and a detailed neurologic examination are indicated. All examination findings should be completely normal. Follow-up evaluations are necessary for patients with any of the following:

  • Abnormal vital signs

  • Nuchal rigidity

  • Cranial nerve abnormalities

  • Macrocephaly

  • Bruits

  • Papilledema

  • Cutaneous lesions

  • Cognitive changes

  • Asymmetrical signs

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