Serum ghrelin levels in children with primary protein-energy malnutrition


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

PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL, cilt.50, ss.429-431, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 50 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/j.1442-200x.2008.02606.x
  • Dergi Adı: PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.429-431

Özet

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.