Oxidant and antioxidant levels in children with acute otitis media and tonsillitis: A comparative study

CEMEK M., Dede S., Bayıroğlu F., Çaksen H., Cemek F., Yuca K.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, vol.69, no.6, pp.823-827, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Objective: Recurrent episodes of acute otitis media (AOM) and acute tonsillitis (AT) are a common problem in infectious disorders during childhood and are major cause of morbidity in children. The organism maintains defense systems including nonenzymatic antioxidants such as Vitamins A, E and C and reduced glutathione (GSH) against reactive oxygen species (ROS). In the present study, Lipid peroxidation status and nonenzymatic antioxidant capacity were investigated in children with AOM and AT. Our aim was to compare the lipid peroxidation and responses of the body's antioxidant status in the closely associated infections such as AOM and acute tonsillitis.