β-Thromboglobulin and 11-Dehydrothromboxane B2 in Tension-Type Headache

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Address all correspondence to Dr. Minoru Oishi Department of Neurology, Nihon University Nerima Hikarigaoka Hospital, 2-11-1 Hikarigaoka, Nerima-ku, Tokyo 179, Japan.

Abstract

Platelet factor 4, β-thromboglobulin, thromboxane B2, and 11-dehydrothromboxane B2 were investigated in tension-type headache. Ten cases of episodic tension-type headache (mean age 42.5 years), 10 cases of chronic tension-type headache (mean age 45.3 years), and 10 age-matched healthy controls were studied. The platelet factor 4, β-thromboglobulin, thromboxane B2 and 11-dehydrothromboxane B2 concentrations in the plasma were significantly higher in the episodic tension-type headache group than in the chronic tension-type headache and healthy control groups. Platelets may be involved in episodic tension-type headache.

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