Headache etiology in a pediatric emergency department

  title={Headache etiology in a pediatric emergency department},
  author={L. Burton and B. Quinn and J. L. Pratt-Cheney and M. Pourani},
  journal={Pediatric Emergency Care},
  • L. Burton, B. Quinn, +1 author M. Pourani
  • Published 1997
  • Medicine
  • Pediatric Emergency Care
  • Background Headache may be the presenting complaint of serious diagnoses such as meningitis, brain tumor, or shunt malfunction, yet no previous studies have examined the spectrum of diagnoses for the pediatric emergency department (ED) population with a chief complaint of headache. Methods In 1993, 53,988 visits were made to the ED of an urban children's hospital. Six hundred ninety-six patients (1.3%) had a chief complaint of headache. Half of these visits, distributed randomly throughout the… CONTINUE READING
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