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Increased C-reactive protein in young adult patients with migraine

Authors


Jan de Hoon, Centre for Clinical Pharmacology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium. Tel. + 32 1634 2020, fax + 32 1634 2050, e-mail jan.dehoon@uz.kuleuven.be

Abstract

Vanmolkot FH & de Hoon JN. Increased C-reactive protein in young adult patients with migraine. Cephalalgia 2007; 27:843–846. London. ISSN 0333-1024

Interictal serum C-reactive protein (CRP) was measured in 50 young adult patients with migraine and compared with 50 controls. The median CRP level was 1.42 mg/l in patients with migraine and 0.90 mg/l in controls (P = 0.03). This finding supports the role of inflammation in migraine, but needs confirmation in larger controlled studies. Prospective studies may establish whether measurements of CRP can identify patients with migraine at risk for cardiovascular events.

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