Effect of prednisone on serum lipids in children with rheumatic fever

B. Werbin, D. Heldenberg, Y. Burstein, O. Levtow, I. Tamir

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Sixteen children with rheumatic fever were randomly divided into two groups of eight children each. Group A received prednisone, 3 mg/kg per day for 10 days and group B received sodium salicylate, 100 mg/kg per day, for 10 days. A small though significant increase in serum triglyceride, total cholesterol and phospholipid levels was observed in the children receiving prednisone but not in the group receiving salicylate. There was a significant increase in the relative concentrations of palmitic and palmitoleic acids and a significant decrease in oleic and linoleic acids in the serum triglycerides in children of group A, but not in those of group B. (14 references.)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)482-485
Number of pages4
JournalIsrael Journal of Medical Sciences
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1974
Externally publishedYes


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