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Hovedpine hos børn og unge

Hovedpine hos børn kan være meget invaliderende. (Foto: Region H).
Caroline Gren, Kristoffer Vogler, Maria Miranda & Nanette Mol Debes Børne- og Ungeafdelingen, Herlev Hospital Ugeskr Læger 2018;180:V06170483
Ugeskr Læger 2018;180:V06170483
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Headache in children and adolescents 
Headache is an increasingly common symptom among children and adolescents with a prevalence of 58.4%, and it may have profound impact on everyday life. A poorer prognosis is seen for children, who are not referred to specialist care, and long-term follow-up is shown to indicate a better outcome. A thorough headache history and a full neurological examination is vital to a correct diagnosis. The acute and prophylactic treatment is poorly studied, but acetaminophen and ibuprofen are first-line choices in acute treatment, and prophylactic treatment should be carried out by specialists.
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