Indicator of early kidney injury in adolescents with polycystic ovary syndrome: Can urine NGAL level be?

Karaman S., Sabancıoğulları E., Karaman E., Başaranoğlu M., Çetin M., Karaman K.

GYNECOLOGICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09513590.2020.1787377
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction and Purpose:The Urinary Neutrophil-gelatinase associated lipocalin (NGAL) levels which are a biomarker for early diagnosis of kidney damage that may develop in patients with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) were investigated in the study. Material and Methods:The 30 patients diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome between the ages of 13 and 18 who applied to the Yuzuncu Yil University General Children's Outpatient Clinic were included in the PCOS group and 30 healthy adolescents without any known acute or chronic illness and drug use were included in the control group. Findings:Urine NGAL value was 842.204 +/- 21.561 in PCOS group and 775.379 +/- 23.98 in control group. NGAL level in PCOS group was statistically significantly higher than control group (p: .045). When we examine the relationship between dyslipidemia and PCOS; While dyslipidemia was positive in 10 (33.7%) patients in the PCOS group, it was negative in 20 (66.7%) patients. While 1 patient had dyslipidemia, 29 patients did not have dyslipidemia in the control group. A significant relationship was found between dyslipidemia and PCOS (p: .005). Conclusion:We found that subclinical kidney dysfunction started in early stage patients in PCOS in our study. The urine NGAL level was thought to increase in response to increased oxidative stress in PCOS. We found no relationship between, insulin resistance and urea, BUN, creatinine and NGAL levels. However, we found a negative correlation between NGAL level and LDL. In addition, dyslipidemia, insulin resistance and ALT elevation were detected in the PCOS group.