Blood and tissue dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate levels and their relationship to chronic inflammatory bowel disease.

@article{Torre1998BloodAT,
  title={Blood and tissue dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate levels and their relationship to chronic inflammatory bowel disease.},
  author={Bartolom{\'e} de la Torre and Marja Hedman and Ragnar Befrits},
  journal={Clinical and experimental rheumatology},
  year={1998},
  volume={16 5},
  pages={579-82}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the levels of dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate (DHEAS) in the blood and tissues of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). METHODS DHEAS levels were measured by radioimmunoassay in blood from 112 patients with IBD: 46 with ulcerative colitis (UC) and 66 with Crohn's disease. The levels were compared with those in 80 healthy controls. In addition, DHEAS concentrations were measured in gut tissue from 40 patients (28 patients with IBD and 12 with other bowel… CONTINUE READING