J Korean Soc Pediatr Nephrol > Volume 7(2); 2003 > Article
J Korean Soc Pediatr Nephrol 2003;7(2): 125-132.
소아에서 흔한 신장 질환에서 Lp(a)의 양상과 영향을 미치는 인자에 대한 평가
오종권, 임인석
1중앙대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
2중앙대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Lipoprotein(a) Level and Influential Factors in Children with Common Renal Diseases
Chong-Gwon O, In-Seok Lim
1Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University
2Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University
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Purpose : Lipoprotein(a) is a genetically determined risk factor for atherosclerotic vascular disease and is elevated in patients with renal disease. Especially the patients with nephrotic syndrome exhibit excessively high Lp(a) plasma concentrations. Also the patients with end-stage renal disease have elevated Lp(a) levels. But the mechanism underlying this elevation is unclear. Thus, in this study, by measuring the level of serum Lp(a) in common renal diseases in children, we hoped to see whether there would be a change in Lp(a) in renal diseases other than nephrotic syndrome. Then, we figured out its implications, and looked for the factors that affect the Lp(a) concentrations.
Methods : A total of 75 patients(34 patients with hematuria of unknown etiology, 10 with hematuria and hypercalciuria, 8 with IgA nephropathy, 8 with poststreptococcal glomerulone phritis, 3 with $Henoch-Sch""{o}nlein$ nephritis, 7 with urinary tract infection, and 5 with or- thostatic proteinuria) were studied. The control group included 20 patients without renal and liver disease. Serum Lp(a), total protein, and albumin levels, 24-hour urine protein and calcium excretions, creatinine clearance and the number of RBCs and WBCs in the urinary sediment were evaluated. Data analysis was peformed using the Student t-test and a P-value less than 0.05 was considered to be statistically significant.
Results : LP(a) was not correlated with 24-hour urine calcium and creatinine. Lp(a) level had a positive correlation with proteinuria and negative correlation with serum albumin and serum protein. Among the common renal diseases in children, Lp(a) was elevated only in orthostatic proteinuria (P<0.05).
Conclusion : Lp(a) is correlated with proteinuria, serum protein, and serum albumin, but not with any kind of specific renal disease. Afterward, Lp(a) needs to be assessed in patients with orthostatic proteinuria and its possible role as a prognostic factor could be confirmed.
Key words: Albumin | Protein | Proteinuria | Lipoprotein(a) | Orthostatic proteinuria

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