ANALYSES OF SERUM VITAMIN-D-BINDING PROTEIN, CERULOPLASMIN AND COPPER LEVELS IN PRETERM INFANTS


Paşaoğlu H. , KURTOGLU S. , Muhtaroglu S.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, cilt.34, ss.225-229, 1992 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 34 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 1992
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.225-229

Özet

The cord blood specimens of 12 preterm and 20 term babies were investigated. We determined serum calcium (Ca), phosphorus (P), magnesium (Mg), vitamin-D binding protein (DBP), ceruloplasmin (Cp) and copper (Cu) levels in two groups. We found that Ca, P, and MG levels of cord sera did not differ between the groups (p > 0.05), but DBP, Cp and Cu values showed a significant decrease in the preterm group (p < 0.05). The Cu and Cp values of the preterm infants correlated with those of the term infants.