Indomethacin-Responsive Headaches in Pediatric Age: Nosographic Aspects and Limitations on the use of Indomethacin in Pediatric Population

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Luca Maria Messina, Edvige Correnti, Flavia Drago, Giorgia Plicato, Lucia Rocchitelli, Francesca Vanadia, Filippo Brighina and Vincenzo Raieli
 

Abstract

Headaches are a common problem in children and adolescents. Indomethacin-responsive headaches are a poorly known and rare group of primary headaches, with few cases during childhood. These include a heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by their response to indomethacin, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug which inhibits cyclooxygenase and therefore the production of prostaglandins. Indomethacin-responsive headaches include Valsalva-induced headaches (cough, exercise or sex headache), primary stabbing headache, hypnic headache and the trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias (TACs) [a group of primary headache disorders that includes cluster headache (CH), paroxysmal hemicrania (PH), hemicrania continua (HC) and short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks with conjunctival injection and tearing/cranial autonomic features (SUNCT/SUNA)]. It seems useful to make a review of the literature about these disorders.

Published on: December 04, 2018
doi: 10.17756/jnen.2018-041
Citation: Messina LM, Correnti E, Drago F, Plicato G, Rocchitelli L, et al. 2018. Indomethacin-
Responsive Headaches in Pediatric Age: Nosographic Aspects and Limitations on the use of Indomethacin in Pediatric Population. J Neurol Exp Neurosci 4(2): 36-41.
 
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