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Serum copper and zinc levels in the preterm infant. A longitudinal study of the first year of life.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6882845     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Serial determinations were carried out on 27 male and 21 female preterm infants (gestational age 28-36 weeks) throughout the first year of life. Serum copper at birth was 0.33 +/- 0.20 micrograms/ml (n equal 8); at 9 weeks, 0.77 +/- 0.19 micrograms/ml (n = 22); at 24 weeks, 1.00 +/- 0.27 micrograms/ml (n = 31), and at 52 weeks 1.21 +/- 0.27 micrograms/ml (n = 40). Serum zinc at birth was 1.03 +/- 0.16 micrograms/ml (n = 9); at 9 weeks, 0.71 +/- 0.11 micrograms/ml (n = 17); at 24 weeks, 1.02 +/- 0.20 micrograms/ml (n = 20), and at 52 weeks, 1.19 +/- 0.34 micrograms/ml (n = 33). The results of this study compare well with values previously reported for infants studied at selected age points.
D McMaster; T R Lappin; H L Halliday; C C Patterson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biology of the neonate     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0006-3126     ISO Abbreviation:  Biol. Neonate     Publication Date:  1983  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-10-28     Completed Date:  1983-10-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0247551     Medline TA:  Biol Neonate     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  108-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Copper / blood*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Longitudinal Studies
Zinc / blood*
Reg. No./Substance:
7440-50-8/Copper; 7440-66-6/Zinc

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