What is it about?

we studied children aged 6-12 year with mild head injury and followed-up them for 7 days. Those who developed headache were further followed up monthly for 3 months. Thirty (23.1%) children developed headache; it resolved within one month in 63.3% children, and within three months in 25 (19.2%), but the remaining 5 (3.8%) developed persistent headache. 40% of those with headache met the criteria for migraine. Children who developed headache had higher rate of nausea [P=0.03] and vomiting [P=0.001] after the injury.

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Why is it important?

PTH was found to be common after mild head injury in children. Protocolized follow up and directed history taking for PTH in all children with mild head injury, who are frequently discharged from the emergency department after first aid, will lead to appropriate diagnosis and management of this problem.


Not much data is available regarding post-traumatic headache following mild head injury, especially after the new mild head injury definition of the ICHD-3. Moreover, Indian data on this problem is also scarce.

Dr Devendra Mishra
Maulana Azad Medical College

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This page is a summary of: Clinical profile and short-term course of post-traumatic headache in children with mild traumatic brain injury: a prospective cohort study, Child s Nervous System, January 2021, Springer Science + Business Media,
DOI: 10.1007/s00381-020-05032-4.
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