J Korean Child Neurol Soc.  2010 Nov;18(2):322-325.

A Case of Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus with Daily Headaches

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Chosun University, Gwangju, Korea. ryoung@chosun.ac.kr

Abstract

The relation between headache and diabetes mellitus (DM) is interesting. The pathogenesis of headache in diabetic patients has been suggested to stem from the fact that DM reduces vascular reactivity and causes numerous changes of neurotransmitters that may be relevant in the pathogenesis of migraines; however, this mechanism remains unclear. We report a 17-year-old female patient with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus, without any past history and symptoms of diabetes mellitus, who presented with persistent severe headache for 10 days. She did not complain of any headache following DM treatment. The author recommends that pediatricians consider and investigate diabetes mellitus in cases of progressive or persistent headache or refractory headache with headache treatment.

Keyword

Headache; Diabetes Mellitus
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