Researchers find potential biomarker for diagnosing migraine

08/28/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

Women who have migraines have higher blood levels of calcitonin gene-related peptide, which causes vasodilation, compared with women who do not have a history of headaches, according to a study from Spain. Researchers wrote in the journal Neurology that CGRP levels outside of a migraine episode could be used to develop tools for diagnosing and monitoring treatment response for chronic migraine.

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