Concentrations of the acute phase reactants high-sensitive C-reactive protein and YKL-40 and of interleukin-6 before and after treatment in patients with acromegaly and growth hormone deficiency
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Acromegaly is accompanied by increased cardiovascular mortality and a cluster of proatherogenic risk factors. In the general population, ischaemic heart disease (IHD) is associated with elevated levels of inflammatory markers. The acute phase reactant (APR) C-reactive protein (CRP) has been reported to be reduced in acromegaly and increase after treatment, suggesting that excess of GH/IGF-I could have anti-inflammatory effects. This is in accordance with results obtained in patients with growth hormone deficiency (GHD), where increased levels of CRP have been reported.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2007|
- Acromegaly, Adipokines, Adolescent, Adult, C-Reactive Protein, Case-Control Studies, Dwarfism, Pituitary, Female, Human Growth Hormone, Humans, Insulin-Like Growth Factor I, Interleukin-6, Lectins, Male, Middle Aged, Young Adult