Role of osmophobia and odor-triggered headache in diagnosis of migraine in children


  • Osmophobia during and between headache attacks and odor-triggered headaches have a low sensitivity but high specificity for diagnosing migraine in children.

Why this matters

  • Migraine in children has a negative impact on quality of life and academic performance but is difficult to diagnose using current criteria.

  • Identifying additional factors that can support a diagnosis of migraine in this population might help to direct appropriate treatment to affected individuals.