Lipoprotein(a) levels in girls with premature adrenarche

Andiran N., YORDAM N.

JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH, vol.44, no.3, pp.138-142, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Aim: Elevated lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)) level is a risk factor for cardiovasculary disease (CVD). Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have higher Lp(a) and risk for CVD than controls. The girls with premature adrenarche (PA) were shown to share similar hormonal/metabolic properties with PCOS. We compared Lp(a) levels in PA, with healthy and PCOS girls.