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Thyroid dysfunction in kids with headaches

Posted Sep 04 2008 12:00am

Children with thyroid disease are more likely to have headaches, according to a study done by Dr. David Rothner and his colleagues at the Cleveland Clinic.  36% of children with hypothyroidism and 19% with hyperthyroidism had headaches.  The types of headaches observed included chronic migraine and new daily persistent headache.  The authors conclude that thyroid testing should be part of a standard evaluation of headaches in children, just like it is in adults.

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