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Infants with a congenital anomaly and the concentration of Mo, As, Mn, Zn and Cu in the mother's milk.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6867706     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Thirty-one samples of mothers' milk were analysed by neutron activation analysis for the concentrations of Mo, As, Mn, Zn, Cu 1.5 to 3 months post-partum. Group I consisted of 6 mothers having infants with neonatal obstructive jaundice and exhibited lower mean values of Cu and Mn at 0.18 microgram/g and 11.7 micrograms/g as compared with 16 control subjects with 0.34 microgram/g Cu and 23.0 micrograms/g Mn;Mo levels were approximately twice as high (12.2 micrograms/g) as the control values (6.4 micrograms/g); Zn and As were grossly comparable. Group II consisted of 9 mothers who had delivered infants with either a congenital hydrocephalus (n = 7) or meningomyelocoele (n = 2), exhibited a mean Cu level of 0.27 microgram/g, Zn 1.7 micrograms/g, Mn 25.3 micrograms/g and As 0.45 microgram/g. These findings are discussed in the light of the patho-physiology of the congenital anomaly of the infant.
H S Dang; D D Jaiswal; C N Wadhwani; S Somasunderam; H Dacosta
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Science of the total environment     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0048-9697     ISO Abbreviation:  Sci. Total Environ.     Publication Date:  1983 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-08-11     Completed Date:  1983-08-11     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0330500     Medline TA:  Sci Total Environ     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  43-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arsenic / analysis
Copper / analysis
Infant, Newborn
Jaundice, Neonatal
Manganese / analysis
Milk, Human / analysis*
Molybdenum / analysis
Trace Elements / analysis*
Zinc / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Trace Elements; 7439-96-5/Manganese; 7439-98-7/Molybdenum; 7440-38-2/Arsenic; 7440-50-8/Copper; 7440-66-6/Zinc

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