The study included 60 patients and 20 healthy controls between the ages of 6-18. Serum visfatin, IL-6, IL-1b and TNF-α levels were evaluated with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kits at a biochemistry laboratory.
The study showed no statistically significant difference between children with ADHD and healthy controls in terms of visfatin, IL-6, IL-1b and TNF-α levels. When ADHD subgroups (combined and predominantly inattentive types) and the control group were compared in terms of visfatin, IL-6, IL-1b and TNF-α levels, no statistically significant difference was recorded.
Data on the relationship between ADHD and IL-6, IL-1b and TNF-α in this study are in compliance with the literature. However, no study was found on visfatin in ADHD. This study is the first one evaluating the ADHD-Visfatin relationship.