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benign paroxysmal torticollis of infancy


Definition: intermittent recurrent episodes of head tilt and torticollis, usually associated with vomiting; most commonly appears between 2 and 8 months of age and resolves by age 3 years. May herald the onset of migraine later in childhood.

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