Which clinical history findings are characteristic of meningeal irritation in pediatric headache?

Updated: Jan 02, 2019
  • Author: J Ivan Lopez, MD, FAAN, FAHS; Chief Editor: George I Jallo, MD  more...
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Meningeal irritation due to inflammation, infection, or hemorrhage (eg, malignant hypertension, vascular lesions) results in the acute onset of diffuse, severe headache. Neck pain or stiffness and alteration in consciousness may be present.


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