International Journal of Pediatrics / 2009 / Article / Tab 3

Review Article

Pediatric Migraine

Table 3

Differentiating Migraine from Tension-type headache.

CharacteristicsMigraineTension-type headache

Pain features of acute attacksThrobbingBoring or squashing
Mostly unilateralUsually bilateral
Worsening of pain with head movementNo effect of head movement

Associated featuresNausea or vomitingNone
Photophobia and phonophobia

Triggering factorsAltered sleep patterns (too little or too much)Psychological stress
Skipping meals
Change in stress level (too much or relaxation)
Excess afferent stimuli (such as bright lights)

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