Study type: Medical/biological study (observational study)

Altered cortical excitability in subjectively electrosensitive patients: Results of a pilot study. med./bio.

Published in: J Psychosom Res 2007; 62 (3): 283-288

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To elucidate a potential role of dysfunctional cortical regulations in mediating electromagnetic hypersensitivity in human.

Background/further details

Cortical excitability was measured in subjectively electrosensitive patients (n=23) and two control groups (n=49) differing in their level of unspecific health complaints.

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Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

Electrosensitive patients showed reduced intracortical facilitation as compared to both control groups, while motor thresholds and intracortical inhibition were unaffected.
These results evidence that altered central nervous system function may account for symptom manifestation in subjectively electrosensitive patients.

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