Serum ghrelin levels in children with primary protein-energy malnutrition


Altinkaynak S., SELİMOĞLU M. A. , Ertekin V. , Kilicarslan B.

PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL, vol.50, no.4, pp.429-431, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1442-200x.2008.02606.x
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.429-431

Abstract

Background: Ghrelin, an appetite-stimulating peptide, increases in cachectic conditions. It probably reflects peripheral nutritional status and influences nutrient intake and growth. The aim of the present study was to determine serum ghrelin levels in children with primary protein-energy malnutrition (PEM) and to find if any correlation exists between serum ghrelin levels and the clinical presentation of those patients.