What are the possible complications of migraine in children?

Updated: Jan 31, 2018
  • Author: William C Robertson, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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These include status migrainosus, which is a severe form of migraine in which the headache phase is continuous for more than 72 hours. [2, 3] The headache is protracted, disabling, and unresponsive to vigorous outpatient treatment. Patients usually have a preexisting migraine history.

Persistent aura without infarction involves aura symptoms which last one week or more, without stroke demonstrated on neuroimaging.

Migrainous infarction and migraine aura-triggered seizure are also classified as complications of migraine.


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