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Feyz 2017, 21(6): 591-595 Back to browse issues page
The relationship between the serum levels of copper and zinc and brucellosis disease
Kamal Esalatmanesh , Zahra Soleimani * , Hamid Reza Gilasi , Mohammad Kavandy , Rozbeh Esalatmanesh
Infectious Diseases Research Center, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, I. R. Iran. , soleimani.zhra@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (706 Views)
Background: Brucellosis is a zoonotic disease in humans and animals and a public health problem throughout the world. Given that measuring changes in the levels of trace elements is a good marker for the diagnosis of infectious diseases from non-infectious ones, the aim of this study was to examine the relationship between the serum levels of copper and zinc and brucellosis.
Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 100 patients with the brucellosis disease and the subjects were divided into two groups of case and control (n=50 in each group). The serum levels of copper and zinc were measured using the automatic absorptive spectrophotometer.
Results: From a total of 100 patients, 31 patients (31%) were females and 69 (69%) were males. The mean age of the patients in the case group was 32.74±13.7 years and in the control group was 33.44±13.6 years. The results showed that the serum copper level was significantly increased and the zink level significantly decreased in the patients with brucellosis (P<0.001).
Conclusion: It seems that the serum levels of copper and zinc can be used as a valid marker for the diagnosis of brucellosis.
Keywords: Brucella, Copper, Zinc, Serum
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: medicine, paraclinic
Received: 2016/11/29 | Accepted: 2017/08/28 | Published: 2017/12/13
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Esalatmanesh K, Soleimani Z, Gilasi H R, Kavandy M, Esalatmanesh R. The relationship between the serum levels of copper and zinc and brucellosis disease. Feyz. 2017; 21 (6) :591-595
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