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

Updated: Jan 31, 2018
  • Author: William C Robertson, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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When evaluating a patient presenting with headache, perform a thorough general physical examination and a detailed neurologic examination. All examination findings should be completely normal.

Appropriate 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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