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Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. vol.56 n.4 São Paulo Dec. 1998
HEADACHE IN CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE: CLINICAL AND LABORATORY ASPECTS (ABSTRACT)*. THESIS. CAMPINAS, 1998.
ABRAM TOPCZEWSKI **
Seventy-two children and adolescents, 3-18 years old, with headache complaint were seen in walk-in clinic. After neurological examination they were submitted to laboratory exams, electroencephalogram, CT scan, SPECT and psychological evaluation.
The CT scan and the SPECT showed abnormal results in 16.67% and 29.41% patients respectively. These findings provide that the CT scan and the SPECT have a special place in the evaluation of children and adolescents with headache.
The psychological tests for emotional status were performed and were abnormal in 54.6% patients. We consider that the psychological tests have to be performed in patients with headache, especially with migraine.
KEY WORDS: headache, migraine, child, adolescent, TC scan, SPECT, psychological tests.
* Cefaléia na infância e adolescência: aspectos clínicos e laboratoriais (Resumo). Tese de Doutorado, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Universidade Estadual de Campinas, UNICAMP (Área: Neurociências). Orientadora: Maria Valeriana Leme Moura-Ribeiro..
** Address: Avenida Albert Einstein 627 sala 392, 05651-901 São Paulo SP, Brasil.