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Fooladsaz K, Ansari M, Javad Rassaie M. Evaluation And Comparison Of Serum Melatonin Determination In Normal Individuals And Migraine Patients. Tehran Univ Med J 2004; 62 (1) :37-43
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Background: Migraine is a chronic hereditary and relapsing headache. With regard to the prevalence of this ancient disease and its economic complications in country, in this study , nocturnal serum melatonin of migraine patients and control subjects have been evaluated and compared by ELISA kit.

Materials and Methods: Fifty migraine patients (mostly women) were compared to a control group (mostly men) matched according to age. Results: Statistical analysis revealed a decrease in nocturnal serum melatonin levels for migraine patients (32.9 28.4) compared to the control one (75.6 56.8). With using of t-test by ELISA kit showed significant difference (p=0.0064).

Conclusion: With regard to this, the pineal gland has the main role in the synchronization of the organism with the environmental conditions and migrainous headaches.

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