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Folia Medica Indonesiana

ISSN 0303-7932

Vol. 41 / No. 3 / Published : 2005-07

Order : 5, and page :200 - 204

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Original Article :

Migraine headache in a child with house dust and mite allergy. a case report

Author :

  1. Anang Endaryanto *1
  2. Ariyanto Harsono*2
  1. Allergy and Immunology Division, Department of Child Health Airlangga University School of Medicine Dr Soetomo Teaching Hospital, Surabaya
  2. Allergy and Immunology Division, Department of Child Health Airlangga University School of Medicine Dr Soetomo Teaching Hospital, Surabaya

Abstract :

Background: House dust mite is common aeroallergen. It can cause type 1 allergy (IgE-mediated) symptoms from dust inhalation with different spectrums of the disease. The relationship between migraine headache and aeroallergen has been questioned for many years. Objective: To report a case of migraine headaches in a child due to house dust and mite allergy and the course of this allergy after specific immunotherapy. Methods: Case report; routine skin testing and laboratory tests. Results: A 9-year-old boy with a 2-years history of migraine headaches every morning especially in the rainy season. Skin tests revealed positive reactions to commercial house dust extract, mite extract and Der p 1 extracts. An elevated total IgE level and specific house dust and mite IgE RAST found in the serum of patient. After 3 months of initial immunotherapy the symptoms decreased significantly. Conclusions: This case reported the rare case of childhood migraine headache due to house dust and mite allergy. This report demonstrates that without immunotherapy, a migraine headache did not yield symptoms improvement.

Keyword :

migraine headache, house dust, mite, aeroallergen, type 1 allergy, immunotherapy, child,

References :

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Gazerani P, Pourpak Z, Ahmadiani A, Hemmati A, Kazemnejad A,(2003) A correlation between migraine, histamine and immunoglobulin E. Scand - : J Immunol

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