Neurological Sciences

, Volume 29, Supplement 1, pp 173–175

Homocysteine plasma levels in patients with migraine with aura

  • Franca Moschiano
  • Domenico D’Amico
  • Susanna Usai
  • Licia Grazzi
  • Maria Di Stefano
  • Emilio Ciusani
  • Nicoletta Erba
  • Gennaro Bussone
Oral Communication

DOI: 10.1007/s10072-008-0917-2

Cite this article as:
Moschiano, F., D’Amico, D., Usai, S. et al. Neurol Sci (2008) 29: 173. doi:10.1007/s10072-008-0917-2

Abstract

We investigated homocysteine plasma levels in 136 MA sufferers and in 117 sex-and age-matched controls. Mean homocysteine plasma levels — as well as the proportion of subjects with hyperhomocysteinaemia — were significantly higher in patients with MA than in healthy controls. Hyperhomocysteinaemia may be a link between MA and ischaemic stroke.

Keywords

Migraine with aura (MA)HomocysteineHyperhomocysteinaemiaStroke

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© Springer-Verlag Italia 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Franca Moschiano
    • 1
    • 2
  • Domenico D’Amico
    • 4
  • Susanna Usai
    • 4
  • Licia Grazzi
    • 4
  • Maria Di Stefano
    • 2
  • Emilio Ciusani
    • 4
  • Nicoletta Erba
    • 3
  • Gennaro Bussone
    • 4
  1. 1.L. Mandic HospitalMerate (LC)Italy
  2. 2.Headache Centre Merate HospitalA.O. “Ospedale di Lecco”LeccoItaly
  3. 3.Department of Laboratory MedicineMerate Hospital — A.O. “Ospedale di Lecco”LeccoItaly
  4. 4.Headache CentreNeurological Institute C. Besta IRCCSMilanItaly