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Atherogenic Lipid Profile and Systolic Blood Pressure are Associated with Carotid Artery Intima-media Thickness in Children with Turner Syndrome

Sciprofile linkOzgur Pirgon, Mehmet Emre Atabek, Bülent Oran, Rıdvan Güçlü
Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology , Volume 1, pp 62-71; doi:10.4008/jcrpe.v1i2.9

Abstract: Objective: Women with Turner syndrome (TS) have greater carotid artery intima-media thickness (cIMT) known to be a risk factor for atherosclerosis in adults. To determine whether there are risk factors for atherosclerosis in children with TS, we compared cIMT, anthropometric and metabolic parameters between children with TS and healthy controls.
Keywords: Children / Cardiovascular disease / carotid intima-media thickness / Turner syndrome

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