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Table 4 Comparison of serum levels of protein C, protein S and anti-thrombin III between migraine patients with and without aura

From: Association between blood coagulability and migraine

Variable Migraine patients p value
With aura (n = 17) Without aura (n = 18)
Mean ± SD Range Mean ± SD Range
Protein C (IU/dl) 110.53 ± 37.48 52.00–174.00 95.56 ± 30.43 29.00–165.00 0.245
Protein S (IU/dl) 87.59 ± 31.05 45.00–155.00 80.72 ± 19.41 51.00–117.00 0.503
Anti-thrombin III (IU/dl) 95.24 ± 9.54 78.00–110.00 97.11 ± 14.92 56.00–120.00 0.405
  Number % Number % p value
Protein C      
 Normal 13 76.5 14 77.8 1
 Low 4 23.5 4 22.2
Protein S      
 Normal 15 88.2 17 94.4 0.603
 Low 2 11.8 1 5.6
Anti-thrombin III      
 Normal 16 94.1 17 94.4 1
 Low 1 5.9 1 5.6
  1. SD standard deviation; n number