Medication overuse headache in children and adolescents.

Matteo Chiappedi, Umberto Balottin

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Medication overuse headache can be described as a chronic headache, presenting 15 or more days per month, in a patient who abuses symptomatic drugs. It has been called an unrecognized epidemic; this is in part true for adults, but is certainly so for children and adolescents. This paper reviews existing data concerning epidemiology, etiopathogenesis and treatment options, with a focus on pediatric age. This leads to evidence of a relevant number of still unanswered questions and some possible strategies to help children and adolescents with this disabling disorder.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)404
Number of pages1
JournalCurrent Pain and Headache Reports
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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