Warning: A Child’s Headache Could Be A Stroke
Condensed from the American Heart Association News
Children are far more likely than adults to get headaches when having a stroke, a new study suggests.
“Stroke should be considered as a possible diagnosis in any child with a headache and additional symptoms of weakness or numbness (in the face, arm or leg) or changes in walking, talking or vision,” said Lori L. Billinghurst, M.D., M.Sc., clinical assistant professor of neurology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. “Urgent brain imaging may be required to distinguish a migraine with aura from a stroke.”
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