Derangement of LH episodic secretion in cluster headache sufferers

A. D. Genazzani, G. Micieli, E. Martignoni, F. Facchinetti, D. Rodbard, G. Nappi

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In patients with cluster headache (CH) testosterone plasma levels have been consistently reported to be lower than in normal males. Thus, we studied LH pulsatile secretory pattern in a group of 29 males suffering from CH. Ten of them were studied longitudinally, while 19 were studied cross-sectionally only during active (n=9) or attack free (n=10) phases. Nine healthy, age-matched males were studied as reference group. All subjects underwent a pulsatility study of 6 hours, sampling every 15 minutes. CH patients resulted to have a lower LH pulsatile release both during active (3.6±0.9 peaks/6h, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)443-449
Number of pages7
JournalNeuroendocrinology Letters
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 1993


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Genazzani, A. D., Micieli, G., Martignoni, E., Facchinetti, F., Rodbard, D., & Nappi, G. (1993). Derangement of LH episodic secretion in cluster headache sufferers. Neuroendocrinology Letters, 15(5-6), 443-449.