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Determination of red blood cell magnesium and calcium in migraine patients
dr. D. Qujeq *1, dr. AJ. Ahmadi Ahangar2, ME. Shahabadin3, M. Zande Emami3
1- Associate Professor, Ph.D in Clinical Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Faculty of Medicine, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran. , dqujeq@hotmail.com
2- Associate professor, Ph.D in Neurology, Department of Neurology and Brain , Faculty of Medicine, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran.
3- MSc. in Clinical Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Faculty of Medicine, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran.
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Background and Aim: Previous studies were carried out on blood subjects with migraine. Blood calcium and magnesium don’t reflect the body content of it. This research was designed to measure intra cellular magnesium and calcium concentration. The aim of this study was to measure red blood cell magnesium and calcium in patients with migraine. Materials and Methods: In this research Red blood cell magnesium and calcium concentration were measured in 21 patients with migraine and 24 normal subjects without migraine. Magnesium and calcium levels were determined by atomic absorption. Results: In this study differences between the magnesium and calcium levels in the two study groups were found. In comparison with normal subjects, migraine patients had higher red blood cell magnesium levels (8.409 ± 0.516, 7.866 ±0.687 mg/ml, p>0.05). Also, In comparison with normal subjects, migraine patients had higher red blood cell calcium levels (14.255 ±0.453, 3.799 ±0.176 mg/ml, p<0.05). The data were expressed as the mean ± the standard deviation, and they were statistically analyzed with Student t-test. Conclusion: Change calcium, magnesium level in migraine agreement with previous studies of a possible role for magnesium and calcium in migraine patients. Therefore, according to our data changing magnesium and calcium levels is related to migraine pathophysiology. In future with control calcium and magnesium level in migraine patients, we can use for improving the status.
Keywords: Red Blood Cell; Patient with Migraine; Calcium; Magnesium; Atomic Absorption
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Internal Medicine
Received: 2009/10/11
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Qujeq D, Ahmadi Ahangar A, Shahabadin M, Zande Emami M. Determination of red blood cell magnesium and calcium in migraine patients. Horizon Med Sci . 2009; 15 (2) :52-57
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