Serum leptin levels in patients with 21-hydroxylase deficiency before and after treatment


POYRAZOGLU S. , GUNOZ H. , Darendeliler F. F.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.45, no.1, pp.33-38, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.33-38

Abstract

Increase in serum androgen levels results in suppression of serum leptin levels. In this study, the changes in serum leptin concentrations of children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency (21-OHD) with respect to their hyperandrogenism were investigated. Eleven children with 21-OHD and 25 healthy control children were included in the study.