Then some bright GP put his symptoms together and came up with abdominal migraine
. It often affects children and it's not a straightforward diagnosis because, usually, there aren't any headaches involved.
is an important, common and under-recoA-gnised cause of recurrent A-abdominal pain in A-children, according to the British Medical Journal.
In these patients, benign paroxysmal vertigo, cyclic vomiting syndrome, abdominal migraine
and migraine develop more frequently in the advanced period compared with the normal population.
Children with abdominal migraine
have had at least five attacks of abdominal pain with at least two of the following being true: The pain is located at the abdominal midline, is periumbilical, or is poorly localized; the child has dull, "sore" pain; the pain is moderate or severe in
is more common in girls than boys, affecting 1-4% of children with a peak at 10-12 years of age (Abu-Arafeh and Russell, 1995).
After complaining of blurred vision and dizziness, which the family thought may be down to the side-effects of drugs given for what the hospital said may be abdominal migraine
, James decided to take Cameron for a routine eye check-up.
(AM) affects 1% to 4% of children and is a variation of migraine headaches.
We put it down to the possible side effects from tablets he had been prescribed to counteract abdominal migraine
is an idiopathic disorder that is characterized by moderate to severe midline abdominal pain lasting 1-72 hours associated with vasomotor symptoms, nausea, and vomiting.
The abdominal pain category included the following diagnoses: functional dyspepsia, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), abdominal migraine
, functional abdominal pain, and aerophagia (Rasquin-Weber et al., 1999).
They include cyclical vomiting, abdominal migraine
, and benign paroxysmal vertigo of childhood (BPVC; IHS, 2004; Tusa, 2000a).
Her GP has diagnosed abdominal migraine
. What is this and how can we help?
Children also suffer from abdominal migraine
, which causes acute tummy pain and sickness.
A differential diagnosis of lead poisoning, acute intermittent porphyria and abdominal migraine
were considered and the patient was investigated for the same.
Efficacy of funarizine in the prophylaxis of cyclical vomiting syndrome and abdominal migraine
. Eur J Paediatr Neurol 2005; 9: 23-6.