Serum leptin levels in children with acute viral hepatitis A


Caner I., Selimoglu M. A. , Yazgi H., Ertekin V.

WEST INDIAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.55, no.6, pp.409-413, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Title of Journal : WEST INDIAN MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.409-413

Abstract

Objectives: In acute viral hepatitis A (A VH-A), involvement of the liver is through cytotoxic cells and cytokine levels are increased Immune response of the host determines the severity of the disease. Leptin stimulates cytokines, therefore, the authors hypothesized that the relationship between leptin and cellular immunity might cause different clinical presentations of the disease.