Pediatric posttraumatic headache: Two cases using steroids as abortive therapy

Harry Bramley, Christopher Melinosky, Matthew Silvis, Stephen Ross

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ABSTRACT: Pediatric traumatic brain injury is a common occurrence, and even an ostensibly mild injury may result in disabling posttraumatic headaches. The headache may result in a number of subsequent unremitting symptoms refractory to many standard headache therapies. Current treatment recommendations are sparse because there is a lack of clinical trial data recommendations and outcomes. From these 2 cases, we report the effectiveness of steroids for severe posttraumatic headache, along with recommended treatment strategies for acute pain management and prevention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1081-1084
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Emergency Care
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine


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