The dexamethasone suppression test in parkinsonian patients with chronic headache

G. Meco, M. G. Buzzi, G. Cusimano

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)321-327
Number of pages7
JournalNeuroendocrinology Letters
Volume8
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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