Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 20, Issue 4, pp 300–302 | Cite as

A Decreased Serum Leptin Level in Patients with Systemic Sclerosis

  • A. Kotulska
  • E. J. Kucharz
  • L. Brzezińska-Wcisło
  • U. Wadas
Short Communication

Abstract

Serum leptin levels were determined in 31 women with systemic sclerosis and 24 age-matched healthy controls. Both groups were divided into premenopausal and postmenopausal subgroups. A decreased serum leptin was found in the patients with systemic sclerosis. The premenopausal patients and controls had higher serum leptin than those in the postmenopausal subgroups. Serum leptin correlated with body mass index in the patients with systemic sclerosis.

Key words:Leptin – Systemic sclerosis 

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© Clinical Rheumatology 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Kotulska
    • 1
  • E. J. Kucharz
    • 1
  • L. Brzezińska-Wcisło
    • 2
  • U. Wadas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Internal Medicine and RheumatologyPoland
  2. 2.First Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, PolandPoland

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