Serum free carnitine levels in children with recurrent pulmonary infections


Ergur A., Tanzer F., Cetinkaya O.

ACTA PAEDIATRICA JAPONICA, vol.39, no.4, pp.406-408, 1997 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Title of Journal : ACTA PAEDIATRICA JAPONICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.406-408

Abstract

The serum free carnitine levels of 33 children with recurrent pulmonary infection and 30 healthy children were measured and found to be 26.12 +/- 0.98 nmol/mL and that of the control group 38.98 +/- 0.79 nmol/mL on the average. The mean free carnitine level was statistically determined to be significantly lower when compared with that of the control group (P < 0.01). The results indicate that oral L-carnitine therapy is recommended for pediatric patients with recurrent pulmonary infection.