Nummular headache associated with focal hair heterochromia in a child

Cephalalgia. 2010 Nov;30(11):1403-5. doi: 10.1177/0333102410368439. Epub 2010 Apr 26.


Nummular headache (NH) is a recently described headache syndrome where continuous or intermittent pain is localised to a coin-shaped region of the skull. NH can be a primary headache disorder or secondary to intracranial or extracranial pathology. We report a four-year-old boy who presented with nummular headache co-localised with a patch of discoloured hair and propose a common aetiology.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Hair Diseases / complications*
  • Headache / complications*
  • Headache / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pigmentation Disorders / complications*