Osmophobia and primary headaches in children and adolescents

Authors

  • Albérico Albanês Oliveira Bernardo Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
  • Fabíola Lys de Medeiros Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
  • Pedro Augusto Sampaio Rocha-Filho Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.48208/HeadacheMed.2018.3

Keywords:

Headache, Osmophobia, Children, Odors, Migraine

Abstract

Headache is one of the most frequent complaints in children and adolescents and there are difficulties to specify the diagnostic in the pediatric population, mainly due to the fact of biological and psychic immaturity. There is an important relationship between odors and primary headaches. Osmophobia can occur during headaches and odors can trigger headache attacks. The prevalence of osmophobia in pediatric patients with migraine varies from 25% to 35%, being a symptom of low sensitivity, but high specificity in the differential diagnosis between migraine and tension-type headache. Odor intolerance, when present, does not appear to be difficult to report and characterized by adults or children.

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Author Biographies

Albérico Albanês Oliveira Bernardo, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

Pós-Graduando em Neuropsiquiatria e Ciências do Comportamento, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brasil

Fabíola Lys de Medeiros, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

Neurologista infantil, responsável pelo Ambulatório de Cefaleias em crianças e adolescentes do Hospital Universitário Oswaldo Cruz, Universidade de Pernambuco, Recife, Brasil

Pedro Augusto Sampaio Rocha-Filho, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

Professor Adjunto de Neurologia, Departamento de Neuropsiquiatria, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brasil Ambulatório de Cefaleias, Hospital Universitário Oswaldo Cruz, Universidade de Pernambuco, Recife, Brasil

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Published

31/03/2018

How to Cite

1.
Bernardo AAO, Medeiros FL de, Rocha-Filho PAS. Osmophobia and primary headaches in children and adolescents. HM [Internet]. 2018 Mar. 31 [cited 2021 Sep. 26];9(1):9-15. Available from: https://headachemedicine.com.br/index.php/hm/article/view/228

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Review

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