A child with stabbing headaches
MetadataShow full item record
This is the case of a child with brief episodic headache with each attack lasting for a few seconds and stabbing in character. The attacks are frequent and distressing but are not associated with autonomic features. The diagnosis of primary (idiopathic) stabbing headache can be made on the typical clinical features. Stabbing headache is a common primary headache disorder of childhood/adulthood, and response to treatment can be unpredictable.