Response of Refractory New Daily Persistent Headache to Intravenous Lidocaine Treatment in a Pediatric PatientAsra Akbar1,2*
- *Corresponding Author:
- Asra Akbar
Department of Pediatric Neurology, University of Illinois College of Medicine
420 NE Glen Oak Avenue, Suite 401, Peoria, IL 61603, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: February 21, 2017; Accepted date: July 21, 2017; Published date: July 26, 2017
Citation: Akbar A (2017) Response of Refractory New Daily Persistent Headache to Intravenous Lidocaine Treatment in a Pediatric Patient. J Pain Relief 6:297. doi:10.4172/2167-0846.1000297
Copyright: © 2017 Akbar A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
New daily persistent headache (NDPH) is defined as a persistent and daily headache from onset. It is a unique headache that typically seen in people without a prior history of headaches. New daily persistent headache (NDPH) is an often medication-refractory headache disorder, currently classified as a primary headache disorder. Several medications including Onabotulinum toxin injections and sphenopalatine ganglion block are currently under investigation and may provide a potential new effective treatment regimen. IV lidocaine has been used for the management of chronic daily headaches, trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias, neuropathic pain, oro-facial, and postoperative pain. We administered IV lidocaine with successful treatment of headache in a refractory NDPH pediatric patient.