Published by Misasa Medical Center, Okayama University Medical School
Published by Misasa Medical Center, Okayama University Medical School

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Serum cortisol levels in patients with bronchial asthma. Relationship to glucocorticoid therapy and patient age.

保﨑 泰弘 岡山大学医学部附属病院三朝分院内科
御舩 尚志 岡山大学医学部附属病院三朝分院内科
光延 文裕 岡山大学医学部附属病院三朝分院内科
梶本 和宏 岡山大学医学部附属病院三朝分院内科
横田 聡 岡山大学医学部附属病院三朝分院内科
谷崎 勝朗 岡山大学医学部附属病院三朝分院内科
越智 浩二 岡山大学医学部臨床検査医学
原田 英雄 岡山大学医学部臨床検査医学
池田 敏 岡山大学医学部公衆衛生学
武田 和久 岡山大学医学部公衆衛生学
抄録
Serum cortisol levels were examined in 94 patients with bronchial asthma in relation to dose of glucocorticoids and age. 1. The level of serum cortisol was significantly lower in group A patients, treated with glucocorticoids (prednisolone of 5mg/day or more) for more than 2 years, (2.4±1.2mcg/㎗) than in group B, treated with glucocorticoids (prednisolone of 5mg or less) for less than 2 years, (6.8±3.7mcg/㎗) (p<0.001) and in group C, treated without glucocorticoids, (12.6±3.9mcg/㎗) (p<0.001). The serum cortisol level was also significantly lower in group B than in group C (p<0.001). 2. The level of serum cortisol was significantly lower in patients over the age of 70 compared to that in those aged between 0 and 39 years (p<0.01) and those between 40 and 49 (p<0.05), and those between 50 and 59 (p<0.02). The level was also lower in patients between 60 and 69 compared to that in those between 0 and 39, however, this was not significant. These results demonstrate that the level of serum cortisol decreases by long-term glucocorticoid regimen and with aging.
キーワード
serum cortisol level (血清コーチゾール)
bronchial asthma (気管支喘息)
clinical asthma type (臨床病型)
glucocorticoids (副腎皮質ホルモン)
aging (加齢)
ISSN
0918-7839
NCID
AN10430852