The CSF levels of 5 HIAA before and after treatment with L tryptophan are reported. In all the patients a distinct increase in the content of 5 HIAA in the CSF was found after treatment. During the treatment, 3 patients did not have acute headache, one reported a definite reduction in both frequency and intensity of the attacks, and only one patient did not experience any benefit from treatment. The increase of 5 HIAA after treatment is statistically significant both with respect to the baseline values in the 5 migraine patients and the 2 subjects used as controls.
|Translated title of the contribution||Cerebrospinal fluid 5 hydroxyindoleacetic acid levels in migraine patients before and after treatment with L tryptophan|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Bollettino della Societa Italiana di Biologia Sperimentale|
|Publication status||Published - 1974|
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