Evaluation and Relation Between Inflammatory Marker (Leptin) Level and Knee Osteoarthritis (KOA) Disease


Dr.Dina Ayed Mohammed
Al-Turath University College, Iraq.
Dr.Majid Hamid Hussien 
Ministry of Health Baghdad Health Department Almadain General Hospital  Iraq.


Subject :Knee Osteoarthritis (KOA) is know as degenerative cartilage cell disease in joint association with generation various inflammatory responses . This disease is more common in geriatric and effected by many factors such as obesity . Leptin is hormones secreted of fatty tissue involve as mediators in many pathophysiology process , and support inflammation at cartilage of knee joint . Objective of the Study: Role of leptin concentration level in progression of knee Osteoarthritis . Materials and Methods: This study was done on 60 patients with KOA disease and 60 healthy persons (control ), the all subjects age within this study were more than 60 years of both genders .After obtained serum , immediately used quantity method (immunoassay) for measured level of leptin concentration . Results: This study shows elevation of serum leptin concentration level in KOA group compare with healthy control group . Conclusion: This study confirms that serum leptin concentration level can act as support KOA disease progression