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
DISCUSSION: Abdominal migraine
(AM) is a subtype of recurrent abdominal pain, most commonly seen in children (1).
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).
symptoms are characterized by acute episodic, midline abdominal pain surrounding the belly button that is dull in nature and lasts for at least one hour and may persist for several hours to days.
Of 458 children who met inclusion criteria, 4% (20) met the IHS diagnostic criteria for abdominal migraine
, while another 11% (50) were considered probable diagnoses of abdominal migraine
with documentation lacking for at least one diagnostic criterion.
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.
They include cyclical vomiting, abdominal migraine
, and benign paroxysmal vertigo of childhood (BPVC; IHS, 2004; Tusa, 2000a).
Children also suffer from abdominal migraine
, which causes acute tummy pain and sickness.
But her symptoms were put down to abdominal migraine
Efficacy of funarizine in the prophylaxis of cyclical vomiting syndrome and abdominal migraine
In rare cases, chronic abdominal pain in children is due to peptic ulcer disease, pancreatitis, inflammatory bowel disease, gallstones, renal stones, choledochal cysts, discitis, or abdominal migraine
, although the last problem is "probably more common than is recognized," Dr.
It's rare for adults to have abdominal migraine
may be responsible for up to 15% of all cases of idiopathic recurrent abdominal pain in children, according to an analysis of records from more than 400 children.
An abdominal migraine
causes pain around the belly button, nausea or lack of appetite, a pale face with dark circles under the eyes and vomiting.