Serum leptin levels in childhood celiac disease


Ertekin V. , Orbak Z., Selimoglu M. A. , Yildiz L.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.40, no.10, pp.906-909, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.mcg.0000225513.20913.6a
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CLINICAL GASTROENTEROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.906-909

Abstract

Objective: Leptin has effects on growth and is also involved in immune regulation. We thought that with its intestinal histopathologic alterations due to immune mechanisms, and subsequent malnutrition and/or growth failure, celiac disease (CD) deserves interest regarding leptin status.