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[Plasma leptin level in patients with bronchial asthma].

Authors: Mineev, V N  Sorokina, L N  Berestovskaia, V S  Nema, M A  Petrovskaia, N V 
Citation: Mineev VN, etal., Klin Med (Mosk). 2009;87(7):33-7.
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:19705789

The aim of this study was to measure plasma leptin level in patients with bronchial asthma (BA) and compare it with clinical features of the disease. It included 21 healthy subjects, 9 patients with extrapulmonary allergy, and 18 with partially controllable BA. Plasma leptin was measured by ELISA. Patients with BA showed a much higher leptin level and its significant difference depending on body mass index. Correlation analysis revealed significant correlation between leptin level and degree of eosinophilia in peripheral blood and phlegm, epidermal and iatrogenic sensitization, per os glucocorticoid therapy, concomitant pathology, such as type 2 diabetes, thyroid diseases, cardiological problems (CHD, hypertensive disease), and their complications (acute myocardial infarction, stroke). The reported phenomenon of elevated plasma leptin level in BA patients and its correlation with a number of clinical features open up a possibility for further investigation into the role of obesity in BA pathogenesis and its progress, for the search of new ways to manage the disease.

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CRRD ID: 5128781
Created: 2011-03-16
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Last Modified: 2011-03-16
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