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Are infrequent episodic, frequent episodic and chronic tension-type headache inherited? A population-based study of 11 199 twin pairs.
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PMID:  16767531     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The objective was to investigate the importance of genetic and environmental factors for infrequent episodic, frequent episodic and chronic tension-type headache. Twin pairs recruited from the population-based Danish Twin Registry received a posted questionnaire. Only twin pairs where both twins replied were included. A total of 3523 monozygotic (MZ), 4150 dizygotic (DZ) same-gender and 3526 DZ opposite-gender twin pairs were included. The prevalence of frequent episodic and chronic tension-type headache was significantly more frequent in women than men, and significantly higher in those with co-occurrence of migraine. The concordance rates were significantly higher in MZ than same-gender DZ twin pairs with no or frequent episodic tension-type headache, while the difference was not significant in chronic tension-type headache. The concordance rates of infrequent episodic tension-type headache in MZ and same-gender DZ twin pairs was significantly different in women but not in men, although the difference was small in both genders. We conclude that genetic factors play a role in no and frequent episodic tension-type headache, while infrequent episodic tension-type headache is caused primarily by environmental factors. The data regarding chronic tension-type headache were limited, so no firm conclusion could be drawn.
Authors:
Michael Bjørn Russell; Jūrate Saltyte-Benth; Niels Levi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Twin Study     Date:  2006-06-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of headache and pain     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1129-2369     ISO Abbreviation:  J Headache Pain     Publication Date:  2006 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-07-03     Completed Date:  2006-08-10     Revised Date:  2012-11-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100940562     Medline TA:  J Headache Pain     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  119-26     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Head and Neck Research Group, Akershus University Hospital, Dr. Kobros vei 39, 1474 Nordbyhagen, Oslo, Norway. m.b.russell@medisin.uio.no
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Chronic Disease
Denmark / epidemiology
Environment
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Population
Questionnaires
Sex Characteristics
Tension-Type Headache / classification,  epidemiology*,  genetics*
Twins, Dizygotic
Twins, Monozygotic

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Journal ID (nlm-ta): J Headache Pain
Journal ID (iso-abbrev): J Headache Pain
ISSN: 1129-2369
ISSN: 1129-2377
Publisher: Springer-Verlag, Milan
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© Springer-Verlag Italia 2006
Received Day: 27 Month: 2 Year: 2006
Accepted Day: 13 Month: 4 Year: 2006
Electronic publication date: Day: 15 Month: 6 Year: 2006
Print publication date: Month: 6 Year: 2006
Volume: 7 Issue: 3
First Page: 119 Last Page: 126
PubMed Id: 16767531
ID: 3451560
Publisher Id: 299
DOI: 10.1007/s10194-006-0299-x

Are infrequent episodic, frequent episodic and chronic tension-type headache inherited? A population-based study of 11 199 twin pairs
M. B. Russell1234 Address: +47-67-994402/01 m.b.russell@medisin.uio.no
J. Šaltytš-Benth25
N. Levi1
1Head and Neck Research Group, Akershus University Hospital, Dr. Kobros vei 39, 1474 Nordbyhagen, Oslo, Norway
2Faculty Division, Akershus University Hospital, University of Oslo, 1474 Nordbyhagen, Norway
3Department of Research and Development, Akershus University Hospital, 1478 Lørenskog, Norway
4Department of Neurology, Akershus University Hospital, 1478 Lørenskog, Norway
5Helse Øst Health Services Research Centre, Akershus University Hospital, 1478 Lørenskog, Norway

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Greppi-Sicuteri Commitee: Giorgio Zanchin, Miguel J.A. Lainez, Marcello Fanciullacci, Paolo Martelletti, Arne May, Lorenzo Pinessi


Article Categories:
  • Greppi-Sicuteri Award 2006

Keywords: Key words Tension-type headache, Genetics, Twins, Ineritance.

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