What is included in the inpatient care for pediatric headache?

Updated: Jan 02, 2019
  • Author: J Ivan Lopez, MD, FAAN, FAHS; Chief Editor: George I Jallo, MD  more...
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Inpatient care is provided for individuals with CDH after outpatient treatment has failed. It usually is intended to initiate prophylaxis while intravenous (IV) symptomatic therapy is being administered and, sometimes, IV fluids in case of severe nausea and vomiting. Also, status migrainosus can justify a brief hospital stay for symptomatic treatment.

Headaches of unclear etiology that are severe and worsening, as well as worrisome symptoms and signs, also can justify hospitalization in certain cases.


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