Effect of Jaundice on Trace Elements Levels Children
Kerbala Journal of Medicine,
Volume 1, Issue 0, Pages 100-109
Abstract- Objective: In the present study, the levels of Zinc (Zn), Copper (Cu) and Iron (Fe) in
children with Jaundice aged (1-2 yr) were investigated.
- Methods: 25 children diagnosed with Jaundice and (25) healthy children were included
in the study. Serum Zinc (Zn), Copper (Cu) and Iron (Fe) levels were measured by
Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry. (GOT), (GPT), and total Bilirubin levels were
measured by colormetric methods, while hemoglobin concentration was measured by
- Results: Cu and Fe levels were found to be significantly high in jaundice group (p<0.05)
also, Zn levels were found to have tendency to increase (p<0.05)than control group. A
significant positive correlation between serum Cu, Fe, and total serum bilirubin was
established in Jaundice children.
- Conclusion: Our findings showed that serum trace elements (Zn, Cu, Fe) levels changed
in children with Jaundice. These changes might partially be due to pathological causes
during this disease.
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