In order to verify a possible disorder of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA) in parkinsonian patients with chronic pain we compared cortisolemic response in 9 parkinsonian cephalalgic patients and 9 parkinsonian patients who never complained of headache. All patients were DST suppressors, i.e. cortisolemia after dexamethasone was under the cut-off of 5 mcg/dl. Statistical analysis of cortisolemia levels before and after dexamethasone didn't show differences between the two groups.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 1986|
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