The state of acute confusion in children – signs
A state of acute confusion is the rare equivalent of migraine, which must be differentiated from other causes of delirium. The typical duration of episodes is from several minutes to several hours. Like other migraine equivalents, the state of acute confusion tends to regress in early childhood and can develop into migraine attacks.
Condition of acute confusion:
– Older children (average debut age 10.9 years)
– Suddenly occurring agitation, incoherent speech, memory impairment and confusion
– Attacks usually last from a few minutes to a few hours and end up falling asleep
– Lack of symptoms between attacks – the child often forgets about the postponed episode
– Family history of migraine detected in 100% of cases
– May appear after a mild traumatic brain injury.