Undifferentiated headache: broadening the approach to headache in children and adolescents, with supporting evidence from a nationwide school-based cross-sectional survey in Turkey


Woeber C., Wober-Bingol C., Uluduz D., Aslan T. S. , Uygunoglu U., Tufekci A. , ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF HEADACHE AND PAIN, cilt.19, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

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Background: Headache is a leading disabler in adults worldwide. In children and adolescents, the same may be true but the evidence is much poorer. It is notable that published epidemiological studies of these age groups have largely ignored headaches not fulfilling any specific set of ICHD criteria, although such headaches appear to be common. A new approach to these is needed: here we introduce, and investigate, a diagnostic category termed "undifferentiated headache" (UdH), defined in young people as recurrent mild-intensity headache of <1 h's duration.