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Migraine and Cephalic Cutaneous Allodynia in Pediatric Patients

Authors

  • Tal Eidlitz-Markus MD,

  • Avinoam Shuper MD,

  • Olga Gorali MD,

  • Avi Zeharia MD


  • From the Day Hospitalization Unit, Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel, Petah Tiqwa, Israel (Dr. Eidlitz-Markus); Neurology, Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel, Petah Tiqwa, Israel (Dr. Shuper); Psychiatry, Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel, Petah Tiqwa, Israel (Dr. Gorali); and Ambulatory Day Care Center, Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel, Petah Tiqwa, Israel (Dr. Zeharia).

Address all correspondence to Dr. T. Eidlitz-Markus, MD, Ambulatory Day Care Center, Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel, Petah Tiqwa 49202, Israel.

Abstract

Allodynia is a central sensitization state characterized by a perception of pain to normally nonpainful stimuli. The objective of this study was to determine the frequency of allodynia in children with migraine and to identify clinical features specific to this patient group.

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