Supported by: National Migraine Foundation.
C-1 Inhibitor Levels in Migraineurs and Normals
Version of Record online: 22 JUN 2005
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 20, Issue 3, pages 132–133, May 1980
How to Cite
Sovak, M., Kunzel, M., Dalessio, D.J. and Lang, J.H. (1980), C-1 Inhibitor Levels in Migraineurs and Normals. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 20: 132–133. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.1980.hed2003132.x
- Issue online: 22 JUN 2005
- Version of Record online: 22 JUN 2005
- Accepted for Publication: November 1, 1979
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Recent evidence has indicated activation of the serum complement system in some migraine sufferers. Using a new accurate method for the determination of C-1 inhibitor in serum, we found an average of 17.33 mgdl (S.D. = 1.82) in 23 normal females. In 23 female migraineurs, the C-1 average value was 17.87 mgdl (S.D. = 2.66). The value in 4 normal males was 18.82 mgdl (S.D. = 2.16) and in 4 male migraineurs 18.34 mgdl (S.D. = 3.36). No correlation of C-1 inhibitor concentration with the type or severity of migraine was identified.