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Lead Level in Pregnant Women Suffering from Pre-eclampsia in Dakahlia, Egypt.
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PMID:  23279796     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: Lead toxicity is a prevalent health problem in both developed and developing countries. One of the proposed mechanisms for lead-induced organ damage is oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is well-associated with the pregnancy disorder, pre-eclampsia. Exposure to lead may be one of the sources of the oxidative stress that leads to development of pre-eclampsia in pregnant women.
OBJECTIVE: To test if blood lead level of pregnant women suffering from pre-eclampsia is higher than the normal limit.
METHODS: Using atomic absorption spectrophotometry, blood lead level was measured in 115 pregnant women suffering from pre-eclampsia and compared to its level in a comparison group of 25 healthy pregnant women in Dakahlia governorate, Egypt.
RESULTS: The mean±SD blood lead level was 37.68±9.17 μg/dL in women with pre-eclampsia; the value in the comparison group was 14.5±3.18 μg/dL (p<0.001).
CONCLUSION: Pre-eclampsia is significantly associated with a high blood lead level.
S M Motawei; S M Attalla; H E Gouda; M A El-Harouny; A M El-Mansoury
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The international journal of occupational and environmental medicine     Volume:  4     ISSN:  2008-6520     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Occup Environ Med     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101535763     Medline TA:  Int J Occup Environ Med     Country:  Iran    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  36-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Egypt.
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