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Jaydip Ray Chaudhuri, K Rukmini Mridula, Anthati S Keerthi, P Swathi Prakasham, Banda Balaraju, V C S Srinivasarao Bandaru
AIMS: To investigate the association between circulating Chlamydia pneumoniae (C pneumoniae) immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibody and migraine in Indian patients. METHODS: A total of 300 migraine patients and 150 age-matched and sex-matched controls were recruited from the Department of Neurology at Yashoda Hospital in Hyderabad, India, during the study period between August 2011 and July 2013. All patients and controls were assessed for the presence of the C pneumoniae IgG antibody and also C-reactive protein (CRP) as well as for depression, which was assessed by the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS)...
2016: Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache
Oya Balcı, Deniz Yılmaz, Taner Sezer, Şamil Hızlı
To determine the prevalence of celiac disease in children and adolescents with migraine, the authors investigated serum levels of tissue transglutaminase antibody immunoglobulin A and total immunoglobulin A from 81 children with migraine and in a healthy control group of 176 children. Study participants who were positive for tissue transglutaminase immunoglobulin A antibodies underwent a duodenal biopsy. Two patients in the migraine group (2.5%) and 1 in the control group (0.57%) tested positive for serum tissue transglutaminase immunoglobulin A antibodies (P > ...
June 2016: Journal of Child Neurology
Behnaz Ansari, Keivan Basiri, Rokhsareh Meamar, Ahmad Chitsaz, Shahrzad Nematollahi
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have shown a positive correlation between Helicobacter pylori infection and migraine headache. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of H. pylori infection in migraine headache with (MA) and without aura (MO). METHODS: This is a case-control study containing information on 84 patients (including MA, MO) and 49 healthy individuals. The enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test was used to measure immunoglobulin G (IgG,) immunoglobulin M (IgM) titer in two groups...
July 6, 2015: Iranian Journal of Neurology
Patrick Cherin, Isabelle Marie, Mauricette Michallet, Eric Pelus, Jacques Dantal, Jean-Charles Crave, Jean-Christophe Delain, Jean-François Viallard
Immunoglobulin (IG) therapy is actually used for a broad range of diseases including primary and secondary immunodeficiency disorders, and autoimmune diseases. This therapy is available for intravenous (IV) and subcutaneous (SC) administration. The efficacy of the IG therapy has been demonstrated in numerous studies and across different diseases. Generally, IG infusions are well tolerated; however some well-known adverse reactions, ranging from mild to severe, are associated with the therapy. The most common adverse reactions including headache, nausea, myalgia, fever, chills, chest discomfort, skin and anaphylactic reactions, could arise immediately during or after the infusion...
January 2016: Autoimmunity Reviews
M Ponsford, E Carne, C Kingdon, C Joyce, C Price, C Williams, T El-Shanawany, P Williams, S Jolles
There is an increasing range of therapeutic options for primary antibody-deficient patients who require replacement immunoglobulin. These include intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg), subcutaneous immunoglobulin (SCIg), rapid push SCIg and most recently recombinant human hyaluronidase-facilitated SCIg (fSCIg). Advantages of fSCIg include fewer needle punctures, longer infusion intervals and an improved adverse effect profile relative to IVIg. Limited real-life experience exists concerning the practical aspects of switching or starting patients on fSCIg...
December 2015: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
Krisy-Ann Thornby, Amy Henneman, Dana A Brown
OBJECTIVE: To review the literature evaluating pharmacotherapeutic and nonpharmacotherapeutic options available to reduce migraines or headaches associated with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) treatment. DATA SOURCES: A search of MEDLINE (1946 to February 2015) and other secondary resources was performed using the terms immunoglobulin, immune globulin, intravenous immunoglobulins, migraine, and headache. Other relevant articles referenced from the MEDLINE search were also utilized...
June 2015: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
Lucía del Rio-Casanova, Eduardo Paz-Silva, Ignacio Requena-Caballero, Francisco Diaz-Llenderrozas, Jesús Gomez-Trigo Baldominos, Alberto de la Cruz-Davila, Mario Paramo-Fernandez
INTRODUCTION: Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune disorder which causes an hypercoagulation state characterized by thrombotic events, repetitive miscarriages and the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies. APS may be an isolated disease (primary APS) or associated to systemic lupus erythematous or another autoimmune conditions (secondary APS). Neuropsychiatric manifestations accompanying APS include migraine, epilepsy, chorea, dementia or psychosis. Detailed descriptions of clinical cases are lacking, and correlations between clinical and analytical findings are far from being well known...
June 1, 2014: Revista de Neurologia
David Rosario, George Pinto
AIM: Migraine headache is a common disorders. Several studies have reported that migraine headache is more common in patients with allergy. AIM of this study is to determine if the allergic sensitization is associated with the prevalence, frequency, and disability of migraine headaches. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted during the period August 2013. During this period 100 patients of either gender who were diagnosed with migraine were selected and total serum Immunoglobulin E (IGE) levels were estimated...
February 2014: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Rebecca L Batten, Wan-Fai Ng
INTRODUCTION: We report an unusual case of facial pain and swelling caused by compression of the facial and vestibulocochlear cranial nerves due to the tortuous course of a branch of the posterior inferior cerebellar artery. Although anterior inferior cerebellar artery compression has been well documented in the literature, compression caused by the posterior inferior cerebellar artery is rare. This case provided a diagnostic dilemma, requiring expertise from a number of specialties, and proved to be a learning point to clinicians from a variety of backgrounds...
2014: Journal of Medical Case Reports
J R Schofield, S Blitshteyn, Y Shoenfeld, G R V Hughes
BACKGROUND: Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune hypercoagulable disorder that has been shown to cause a large number of cardiac and neurological manifestations. Two recent studies have demonstrated abnormalities in cardiovascular autonomic function testing in APS patients without other cardiovascular or autoimmune disease. However, an association between autonomic disorders such as postural tachycardia syndrome and APS has not previously been described. METHODS AND RESULTS: Data were obtained by retrospective chart review...
June 2014: Lupus
Jeremy Baudhuin, Julie Migraine, Valerie Faivre, Laure Loumagne, Anne-Claire Lukaszewicz, Didier Payen, Benoit Favier
Neutrophils play a major role in inflammatory responses and immune defense against pathogens. Even though expression of inhibitory receptors has been reported on neutrophils, their role remains poorly defined. Here we show that primary human neutrophils expressed immunoglobulin-like transcript 4 (ILT4) inhibitory receptor and that this expression was induced during differentiation of the myelomonoblast PLB-985 cell line into "neutrophil-like" cells. Functional assays indicated that human leukocyte antigen G, the preferred ligand of ILT4, inhibited the phagocytic function of neutrophils...
October 29, 2013: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Ljudmila Stojanovich, Milica Kontic, Aleksandra Djokovic, Dragomir Marisavljevic, Nenad Ilijevski, Natasa Stanisavljevic, Zeljko Mikovic, Milena Petkovic, Vladimir Kovcin
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the importance of aPL type and level for non-criteria-related events in APS patients. METHODS: Our study included 374 patients: 260 with PAPS and 114 with APS associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). RESULTS: We discovered significant connection between migraine and LA absence, livedo reticularis and aCL-IgG, skin ulcerations with aCL-IgG and anti-β2GPI-IgM, pseudovasculitis lesions with aCL-IgG, aCL-IgM and anti-β2GPI-IgM, and thrombocytopenia with aCL-IgM, aCL-IgG and anti-β2GPI-IgG...
March 2013: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Elif Ilgaz Aydinlar, Pinar Yalinay Dikmen, Arzu Tiftikci, Murat Saruc, Muge Aksu, Hulya G Gunsoy, Nurdan Tozun
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate therapeutic potential of the immunoglobulin G (IgG)-based elimination diet among migraine patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). BACKGROUND: Food elimination has been suggested as an effective and inexpensive therapeutic strategy in patients with migraine and concomitant IBS in the past studies. METHODS: A total of 21 patients (mean [standard deviation] age: 38.0 [11.2] years; 85.7% females) diagnosed with migraine and IBS were included in this double-blind, randomized, controlled, cross-over clinical trial composed of baseline (usual diet), first diet (elimination or provocation diets), and second diet (interchange of elimination or provocations diets) phases and 4 visits...
March 2013: Headache
Antoine Pariente, Paul Avillach, Francesco Salvo, Frantz Thiessard, Ghada Miremont-Salamé, Annie Fourrier-Reglat, Françoise Haramburu, Bernard Bégaud, Nicholas Moore
BACKGROUND: Automated disproportionality analysis of spontaneous reporting is increasingly used routinely. It can theoretically be influenced by a competition bias for signal detection owing to the presence of reports related to well-established drug-event associations. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to explore the effects of competition bias on safety signals generated from a large spontaneous reporting research database. METHODS: Using the case/non-case approach in the French spontaneous reporting research database, which includes data of reporting in France from January 1986 to December 2001, the effects of the competition bias were explored by generating safety signals associated with six events of interest (gastric and oesophageal haemorrhages, central nervous system haemorrhage and cerebrovascular accidents, ischaemic coronary disorders, migraine headaches, muscle pains, and hepatic enzymes and function abnormalities) before and after removing from the database reports relating to drugs known to be strongly associated with these events, whether they constituted cases or non-cases...
October 1, 2012: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
Morteza Hosseinzadeh, Afra Khosravi, Kourosh Saki, Reza Ranjbar
INTRODUCTION: Migraine can cause headache in different communities so that 12-15% are suffering worldwide. Recently the relationship between infectious diseases such as Helicobacter pylori infection and migraine headache has been the focus of many studies. The current study was designed to evaluate IgG and IgM antibodies to H. pylori in patients suffering from migraine headaches. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients who had diagnostic criteria for migraine were chosen as cases compared to some healthy individuals as the control group amongst which immunoglobulin G (IgG), immunoglobulin M (IgM), age, job, gastro-intestinal (GI) disorders, history of migraine, special meals, medications, sleeping disorders, stress, environmental factors etc were analysed...
October 2011: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
Ahmet Oğuzhan Ozen, Hülya Ercan Sarıçoban, Nilgün Mutlu, Mehmet Reha Cengizlier
OBJECTIVES: Migraine is a very common headache disorder. Due to the co-occurrence of migraine and allergic disorders, allergic mechanisms have been thought to play a role in migraine pathophysiology. This study aimed to investigate the association between cow's milk allergy and egg-white allergy and migraine-type headache of childhood. METHODS: We included 39 children with migraine-type headache and 167 children with no headache who had been evaluated previously in a school screening study program...
October 2011: Aǧrı: Ağrı (Algoloji) Derneği'nin Yayın Organıdır, the Journal of the Turkish Society of Algology
E M Goldberg, K S Taub, S K Kessler, N S Abend
A previously healthy 9-year-old girl presented to an emergency department (ED) with headache, dizziness, blurry vision, and abnormal visual perceptions. She was diagnosed with migraine, treated symptomatically, and discharged. Over the course of days, she became progressively somnolent, and returned to the ED, where she was found to have a right inferior quadrantanopsia and sixth nerve palsy. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain showed gyral swelling of the left parieto-occipital lobe. Continuous electroencephalogram (EEG) monitoring revealed focal non-convulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) in the left occipital region...
October 2011: Neuropediatrics
Magnus Gottfredsson, Ingi K Reynisson, Ragnar F Ingvarsson, Hafrun Kristjansdottir, Martina V Nardini, Jon F Sigurdsson, Rachel Schneerson, John B Robbins, Mark A Miller
BACKGROUND: Given the identity between Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B (MenB) capsular polysaccharide (polysialic acid; PSA) and PSA found on neural cell adhesion molecules, it has been proposed that infection with MenB or vaccination with PSA may be associated with subsequent autoimmune or neurological disease. METHODS: We conducted 2 studies. The first was a retrospective nationwide study of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) in Iceland (with 541 subjects) during the period 1975-2004, and we cross referenced this cohort with databases with respect to subsequent diagnosis of autoimmune disorders...
November 2011: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Natasha Mitchell, Catherine E Hewitt, Shalmini Jayakody, Muhammad Islam, Joy Adamson, Ian Watt, David J Torgerson
BACKGROUND: Research suggests that food intolerance may be a precipitating factor for migraine like headaches. AIM: To evaluate the effectiveness of the ELISA (Enzyme Linked Immuno-Sorbent Assay) Test and subsequent dietary elimination advice for the prevention of migraine like headaches. DESIGN: Randomised controlled trial. SETTING: Community based volunteers in the UK. PARTICIPANTS: Volunteers who met the inclusion criteria for migraine like headaches and had one or more food intolerance were included in the study...
2011: Nutrition Journal
Soroor Inaloo, Seyed Mohsen Dehghani, Fahimeh Farzadi, Mahmood Haghighat, Mohammad Hadi Imanieh
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Migraine headache is one of the most frequent types of headache in children in which multiple factors, including environmental and genetic, are involved. Celiac disease is an autoimmune-mediated disease with intolerance to gluten. The clinical spectrum of celiac disease is wide. Patients may present with malabsorption symptoms or extra-intestinal involvement, or can be totally asymptomatic. The association of migraine headache and celiac disease is not well known. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of celiac disease in children with migraine headache, in order to detect any relationship between them...
February 2011: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
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