Relationship between Migraine acute attacks and changes in Prolactin secretion

Seddighi, B. and Dehghani, M.R. (2002) Relationship between Migraine acute attacks and changes in Prolactin secretion. Feyz Journal of Kashan University of Medical Sciences, 5.

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History and Objectives: Considering the high incidence of migraine attacks and significance of a knowledge of its pathogenesis and the hypothesis of using serum prolactin level as a marker of its diagnosis, this study was carried out to find out a relationship on referrals of Kerman neuroscience center.Materials and Methods: This study was carried out on 20 cases with a definite diagnosis of migraine and 20 cases with non-migraine headache according to HIS criterion. Blood prolactin level was measured before attacks and drug consumption and during attacks and data were statistically analyzed.Results: Out of 40 patients, case group had a reduction in prolactin level from 5.3±3.7 to 4.4±2.4 and control group had a reduction from 5.7±2.9 to 5.4±3.4. In addition, the difference was not significant.Conclusion and Recommendations: There was not any increase in serum prolactin during acute attacks of migraine. It is recommended to conduct more studies for evaluation of increased dopaminergic activity as a key causative factor of migraine.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine
Divisions: Feyz journal
Depositing User: ART . editor
Date Deposited: 14 May 2017 14:37
Last Modified: 25 May 2017 14:23

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