Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) investigations in migraine.

K. Kovács, L. Bors, L. Tóthfalusi, I. Jelencsik, G. Bozsik, L. Kerényi, S. Komoly

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

37 Citations (Scopus)


A normal cell count as well as normal CSF pressure levels were found in both classic and common migraine patients during and between attacks. Total protein content was significantly lower in the migraine patients than in the controls, but no changes were found in the CSF protein fractions. The CSF 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid level of the migraine patients proved to be higher than in the controls, whereas the homovanillic acid concentration was within the control limits.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-57
Number of pages5
JournalCephalalgia : an international journal of headache
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1989


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

Cite this