Headache in young children in the emergency department: use of computed tomography.

@article{Lateef2009HeadacheIY,
  title={Headache in young children in the emergency department: use of computed tomography.},
  author={Tarannum Musvee Lateef and Mandeep Kaur Grewal and William McClintock and James M. Chamberlain and Himanshu Kaulas and Karin B Nelson},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2009},
  volume={124 1},
  pages={e12-7}
}
OBJECTIVE The goal was to determine whether computed tomographic (CT) scans led to better acute care of young children with headache presenting the emergency department (ED). METHODS We examined the records of 364 children 2 to 5 years of age who presented with headache to a large urban ED between July 1, 2003, and June 30, 2006. By reviewing initial history and examination findings, we first identified patients with secondary headaches (ie, with readily identifiable explanations such as… CONTINUE READING