Headaches in a Pediatric Emergency Department: Etiology, Imaging, and Treatment

@article{Kan2000HeadachesIA,
  title={Headaches in a Pediatric Emergency Department: Etiology, Imaging, and Treatment},
  author={L. Kan and J. Nagelberg and J. Maytal},
  journal={Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain},
  year={2000},
  volume={40}
}
Objective.– To assess the spectrum of diagnoses, the use of CT scans of the brain, and pharmacological treatments in patients presenting to a pediatric emergency department with headaches as the chief complaint. 

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