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Lee: A Child with Abdominal Pain, Headache, and Dizziness


Abdominal migraine is a syndrome characterized by recurrent episodes of paroxysmal abdominal pain and nausea or vomiting with wellness between episodes. It is often associated with a positive family history of migraine and no other apparent underlying disease. Abdominal epilepsy is an infrequent syndrome which occurs with gastrointestinal complaints caused by a seizure activity. It is characterized by paroxysmal onset of abdominal pain without visceral disorders, but comes along with the alteration of awareness during the attack and abnormal electroencephalogram findings. Like other epilepsies, this abdominal epilepsy is improved with anticonvulsant medication.

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International Headache Society's International Classification of Headache Disorders-II 2004 Criteria for Abdominal Migraine
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Rome III Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders 2006 Criteria for Abdominal Migraine
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Red Flags Suggesting Further Workup Needed
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Initial Diagnostic Studies for Consideration in Children Presenting with Possible Abdominal Migraine


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