Skip to main content

Chronic daily headache in a paediatric headache centre

Abstract

The prevalence and the clinical features of chronic daily headache (CDH) were studied in 968 children and adolescents observed during a period of one year in the Headache Centre of the Anna Meyer Paediatric Hospital of Florence. Nine hundred and fortyfour patients (97.52%) had primary headache according to ICHD-II, 24 subjects had secondary headache and 56 patients had CDH (5.93% of primary headaches). The mean age of subjects with CDH was higher than general (13.5 vs. 11.5 years), with a female preponderance (69.6% vs. 30.4%). According to the ICHD-II, headaches were classified as chronic migraine in 10 patients (1.5.2 ICHD-II), chronic tension-type headache in 36 (2.3 ICHD-II), new daily persistent headache in 8 (4.8 ICHD-II) and 2 patients reported mixed pattern (chronic migraine+chronic tension type headache). Medication overuse was not implicated in our patients.

Author information

Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to C. Scalas.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Scalas, C., Calistri, L. Chronic daily headache in a paediatric headache centre. J Headache Pain 6, 274–276 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10194-005-0209-7

Download citation

Key words

  • Chronic daily headache
  • Children
  • Juvenile headache
  • Migraine
  • Tension type headache