Lipoprotein profile of children with asthma receiving long-term theophylline therapy: A preliminary study

Pablo Yagupsky, Eli Shahak, Asher Tal, Jacob E. Bearman, Irene Zulli, Shraga Shany

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Abstract

Lipid profiles were determined in three groups of children: children with asthma receiving long-term therapy with slow-releasing theophylline, children with asthma not treated with theophylline, and a control group of children without asthma. Total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and apolipoprotein A levels and the high-density lipoprotein/low-density lipoprotein ratio were significantly higher among theophylline-treated children. The observed changes do not seem to increase the risks of atherosclerotic coronary artery disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)802-805
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Volume120
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1992

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