Headache in primary Sjogren's syndrome: a prevalence study


GÖKÇAY F. , Oder G., ÇELEBİSOY N. , GÖKÇAY A. , ŞİRİN H. , KABASAKAL Y.

ACTA NEUROLOGICA SCANDINAVICA, cilt.118, ss.189-192, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 118 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/j.1600-0404.2008.00997.x
  • Dergi Adı: ACTA NEUROLOGICA SCANDINAVICA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.189-192

Özet

Objectives - To determine the prevalence of headache in patients with primary Sjogren's syndrome (pSS) and to examine the relationship between headache types and clinical, serologic features of the disease. Methods - The study enclosed 133 patients with the diagnoses of pSS and 97 healthy controls. A questionnaire designed to assess the presence of headache and if present to classify it according to the criteria of the International Headache Society was used. Results - In 133 of the pSS patients evaluated, 104 had headache. No association was present between types of headache and the clinical and laboratory manifestations of the disease. Both migraine and tension-type headache were more common in patients with pSS when compared with healthy controls (P < 0.001). Conclusions - The high prevalence of migraine in pSS patients might be explained by a vascular headache triggered by immuno-mediated disease activity without an obvious clinic or laboratory marker.