To investigate serum levels of ghrelin in pregnant women as a potential early marker for hyperemesis gravidarum (HG). Materials and methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out at Fatih University Hospital. Included in the study were 35 women with HG and 31 pregnant women without HG as a control group. The groups were compared in terms of age, gravidity, body mass index (BMI), and fasting serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and ghrelin levels. Results: Ghrelin levels of the patients with HG were found to be significantly lower than those in the control group (P = 0.03). No intergroup differences could be found in serum TSH or BMI values . Conclusion: Ghrelin might serve as a reliable marker in the etiopathogenesis of HG.
Hyperemesis gravidarum, pregnancy, ghrelin, etiopathogenesis, thyroid-stimulating hormone, body mass index
KAYGUSUZ, İKBAL; GÜMÜŞ, İLKNUR İNEGÖL; YILDIRIM, MELAHAT; ERDAMAR, HÜSAMETTİN; UYSAL, AYSEL; SİMAVLI, SERAP AYNUR; AYYILDIZ, ABDULLAH; and YİĞİTOĞLU, MUHAMMET RAMAZAN
"Association between maternal ghrelin levels and hyperemesis gravidarum,"
Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences: Vol. 43:
5, Article 19.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/medical/vol43/iss5/19