Serum leptin concentration is increased in patients with Behçet's syndrome and is correlated with disease activity.

UNLABELLED Background Behçet's syndrome is a systemic, relapsing immuno-inflammatory disease with a generalized vasculitis of the microvasculature endothelial dysfunction. Leptin, a recently discovered neuroendocrine hormone, is a metabolic peptide that appears to be involved. Serum proinflammatory cytokines upregulate leptin levels and leptin itself… CONTINUE READING