Increased serum leptin levels are associated with metabolic syndrome and carotid intima media thickness in premenopausal systemic lupus erythematosus patients without clinical atherosclerotic vascular events

Demir S. , Erten G. , Artim-Esen B. , Sahinkaya Y. , Pehlivan Ö., Alpay-Kanitez N., ...More

LUPUS, vol.27, no.9, pp.1509-1516, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0961203318782424
  • Title of Journal : LUPUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.1509-1516


Aim To assess subclinical atherosclerosis and the role of inflammatory mediators, vascular endothelial cell activation markers and adipocytokines in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in the presence or absence of metabolic syndrome (MetS).