Medication overuse headache in children and adolescents.

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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
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Secondary Headache Disorders
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Medication overuse headache in children and adolescents. / Chiappedi, Matteo; Balottin, Umberto.

In: Current Pain and Headache Reports, Vol. 18, No. 4, 2014, p. 404.

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