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Headache in hypothyroidism. Prevalence and outcome under thyroid hormone therapy.
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PMID:  9950626     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the frequency of headache in patients with hypothyroidism. DESIGN: A prospective study of a cohort of patients with hypothyroidism. SETTING: Outpatients or inpatients in a headache clinic and endocrinological clinic. PATIENTS: 102 adults, ages 35 to 78 (83F, 19M) experiencing clinical and biological hypothyroidism. RESULTS: Thirty-one patients with hypothyroidism of 102 (30%) presented with headache 1 to 2 months after the first symptoms of hypothyroidism. The headache was slight, nonpulsatile, continuous, bilateral, and salicylate responsive and disappeared with thyroid hormone therapy. CONCLUSION: The authors believe there is a prevalence of nonspecific headache in hypothyroidism and that it has a particular response to thyroid hormone therapy. Hypothyroidism is another cephalalgia with an endocrinological cause after menstrual cephalalgia. We suspect a metabolic or vascular pathophysiological process.
T Moreau; E Manceau; F Giroud-Baleydier; R Dumas; M Giroud
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cephalalgia : an international journal of headache     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0333-1024     ISO Abbreviation:  Cephalalgia     Publication Date:  1998 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-04-13     Completed Date:  1999-04-13     Revised Date:  2008-02-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200710     Medline TA:  Cephalalgia     Country:  NORWAY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  687-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Service of Neurology, University Hospital, Dijon, France.
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MeSH Terms
France / epidemiology
Headache / complications,  drug therapy*,  epidemiology
Hypothyroidism / complications,  drug therapy*
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Thyroid Hormones / therapeutic use*
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Thyroid Hormones

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