Serum prolidase, malondialdehyde and catalase levels for the evaluation of oxidative stress in patients with peripheral vertigo

Ozbay I., TOPUZ M. F. , OĞHAN F. , KOÇAK H. , KUCUR C.

EUROPEAN ARCHIVES OF OTO-RHINO-LARYNGOLOGY, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

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  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00405-020-06466-x


Purpose We aimed to evaluate oxidative stress in patients with peripheral vertigo by measuring serum prolidase, malondialdehyde (MDA) and catalase levels. Methods A total of 30 patients (age: 60 <) with peripheral vertigo and 30 healthy subjects were recruited. Blood samples were collected from both groups and serum prolidase levels were measured using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). MDA and catalase levels were measured by the spectrophotometric method. Results The most common cause of vertigo was BPPV (53.3%), followed by Meniere's disease (16.6%), vestibular neuritis (13.3%), lateral semicircular canal fistula (3.3%), and idiopathic vertigo (13.3%). Mean serum prolidase activity and MDA levels were significantly higher in the vertigo patients than in the control subjects (P < 0.05); however, there was no statistically significant difference in mean serum catalase levels between the groups (P > 0.05). Conclusion We concluded that serum prolidase and MDA levels may be used as markers of oxidative stress in patients with peripheral vertigo.