Child-Pugh classification dependent alterations in serum leptin levels among cirrhotic patients: a case controlled study


BOLUKBAS F., BOLUKBAS C., HOROZ M., Gumus M. , ERDOGAN M. S. , ZEYREK F., et al.

BMC GASTROENTEROLOGY, cilt.4, 2004

  • Cilt numarası: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1186/1471-230x-4-23
  • Dergi Adı: BMC GASTROENTEROLOGY

Özet

Background: As anorexia and hypermetabolism are common in cirrhosis, leptin levels may be increased in this disease. In this study, we investigated the relation between the severity of disease and serum leptin levels in post-hepatitis cirrhosis and the role of body composition, gender and viral aetiology of cirrhosis in this association.