Cluster Headache In 2 Year Old Girl!

September 13, 2009 by dean · Leave a Comment 

Cluster Headache in 2.5 year old

Cluster Headache in 2year old

This is amazing!

Whilst I have treated a 3 year-old girl with ‘migraine’ ( headache with nausea and vomiting) I have never come across this before.

The authors describe that it was difficult to make a diagnosis in such a young patient (given that in adults it is fraught with difficulty!) due to the lack of patient’s inability to describe symptoms well. However it appears that it was the associated symptoms (redness of the eye, tearing of the eye, swelling of the eyelid and itching of the nostril) which enabled a clear diagnosis of cluster headache to be made.



(M Kacinski, A Nowak, S Kroczka & A Gergont. Cluster headache in 2-year-old Polish girl. Cephalalgia 2009;29:1091-1094)

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Consultant Headache & Migraine Physiotherapist; International Teacher; Director, The Headache Clinic & Watson Headache Institute; PhD Candidate Murdoch University, Western Australia; Adjunct Lecturer, Masters Program, Physiotherapy School, University of South Australia; MAppSc(Res) GradDipAdvManipTher Experienced health practitioners trained in the Watson Headache Approach perform the examination and treatment techniques developed by Dean Watson. These techniques are based on his extensive experience of 7000 headache patients (21,000 hours) over 21 years and are now taught internationally. For your nearest practitioner who has completed training in the ‘Watson Headache Approach’ please refer to the ‘Practitioner Directory’.

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