What are the diagnostic criteria for pediatric migraine without aura?

Updated: Jan 02, 2019
  • Author: J Ivan Lopez, MD, FAAN, FAHS; Chief Editor: George I Jallo, MD  more...
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Migraine without aura is identified by at least 5 attacks fulfilling the following criteria:

  • Duration between 1 and 48 hours

  • At least 2 of the following: (1) unilateral or bilateral, (2) pulsating, (3) moderate to severe in intensity, (4) aggravation by, or causing avoidance of, routine physical activity

  • During the headache, at least 1 of the following must be present: (1) nausea or vomiting, (2) photophobia or phonophobia

In addition, the headache should not be attributed to any other cause.

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