What is included in the physical exam to evaluate pediatric headache?

Updated: Jan 02, 2019
  • Author: J Ivan Lopez, MD, FAAN, FAHS; Chief Editor: George I Jallo, MD  more...
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Physical examination should include assessment of the following:

  • Vital signs

  • Skin rashes or lesions

  • Signs of neurologic abnormalities

  • Hematomas or other signs of trauma

  • Signs of papilledema or subhyaloid hemorrhage on funduscopy

  • Intracranial hypertension, uncomplicated idiopathic epilepsy, seizures, meningeal irritation

See Clinical Presentation for more detail.


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