Evaluation of the correlation between plasma amylase and lipase levels and phthalate exposure in pubertal gynecomastia patients

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Erkekoglu P., Giray B., Durmaz E., Ozmert E., Kizilgun M., DERMAN O., ...More

TURK PEDIATRI ARSIVI-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS, vol.45, no.4, pp.366-370, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Aim: The aim of this study was to determine the correlation between plasma phthalate and pancreatic lipase and a-amylase levels in pubertal gynecomastia patients with high plasma levels of di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) and its metabolite mono (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (MEHP) which are known endocrine disrupting chemicals and to evaluate the possible effects of phthtalates in pancreas.