Serum and Urine Leptin Concentrations in Children Before and After Treatment of Urinary Tract Infection.
M Akhavan Sepahi
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Urinary tract infection (UTI) among children is sometimes associated with anorexia and sometimes failure to thrive. Appetite-regulating hormones may be a causative factor. Leptin regulates appetite, food intake, and body weight via hypothalamic melanocortin-4 receptor. Leptin is also a potential cytokine for inflammation. The aim of this study was to evaluate serum and urine leptin before and after treatment of children with UTI.