Serum leptin and adiponectin levels correlate with severity of allergic rhinitis.

@article{Hsueh2010SerumLA,
  title={Serum leptin and adiponectin levels correlate with severity of allergic rhinitis.},
  author={K W Hsueh and Ying-Ju Lin and Hsiao Chuan Lin and C. -T. Lin},
  journal={Pediatric allergy and immunology : official publication of the European Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology},
  year={2010},
  volume={21 1 Pt 2},
  pages={e155-9}
}
The aim of this study was to evaluate the roles of leptin and adiponectin, which are adipokines produced by adipose tissue, in childhood allergic rhinitis (AR), and their association with severity of AR, parameters of atopy and pro-/anti-inflammatory cytokines. Serum levels of leptin, adiponectin, mite allergen-specific and total immunoglobulin E, eosinophil cationic protein (ECP), and pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines were analysed in 97 non-asthmatic children presenting with persistent AR… CONTINUE READING

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