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Parkinsonís Disease and Headache [Turk J Neurol]
Turk J Neurol. 2014; 20(2): 37-40 | DOI: 10.4274/tnd.79058  

Parkinsonís Disease and Headache

Halil Murat řen1, Tuūba OruÁ TunÁ2, Levent Ertuūrul ›nan3
1Department of Neurology, «anakkale 18 Mart University, Faculty of Medicine, Canakkale, Turkey
2Department of Neurology, Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
3Department of Neurology, Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

OBJECTIVE: The etiology and frequency of headache complaint were examined in patients diagnosed with idiopathic Parkinsonís disease.
METHODS: 60 patients diagnosed with idiopathic Parkinsonís disease in policlinic and a healthy control group of 100 people of similar age and sex were included in the study.
RESULTS: Headache was found in 26 of the patients (43,3%) with idiopathic Parkinsonís disease. There was not a significant difference between the ages of patients with and without headache (p=0,1). The duration of the disease was significantly longer in the patients without headache when compared to those with headache (p=0,02).
CONCLUSION: The frequency of headache in patients with idiopathic Parkinsonís disease is not higher than the healthy population.

Keywords: Parkisonís disease, headache, tension-type headache


Halil Murat řen, Tuūba OruÁ TunÁ, Levent Ertuūrul ›nan. Parkinsonís Disease and Headache. Turk J Neurol. 2014; 20(2): 37-40

Corresponding Author: Halil Murat řen, TŁrkiye


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