Serum zinc and copper concentrations in brucellosis patient
Abstract:
Background
Micronutrients such as zinc (Zn) and copper (Cu) have a modulatory effect on immune system. Altered serum concentrations of these nutrients have been described in patients with specific disease conditions. The aim of this study was to evaluate serum Zn and Cu level alterations in patients with brucellosis in comparison with healthy individuals. Patients and
Methods
Serum Zn and Cu level of 43 patients with brucellosis (34 men and 9 women) were compared with 43 matched healthy controls. Serum micronutrient concentrations were measured by automatic absorptive spectrophotometry.
Results
Mean serum Cu concentration was significantly higher in subjects with brucellosis when compared with age-matched healthy controls (p
Language:
English
Published:
Archives of Clinical Infectious Diseases, Volume:5 Issue:2, 2010
Page:
96
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