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Serum minerals Calcium, Magnesium, Copper and Zinc in Pregnancy Induced Hypertension

Kushtagi, Pralhad and Rao, Kuntal and Jacob, Annamma (1993) Serum minerals Calcium, Magnesium, Copper and Zinc in Pregnancy Induced Hypertension. The Journal of Obstetrics & Ganecology of India, 43 (1). pp. 33-36.

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Antenatal and postnatal estimation of serum minerals – calcium, magnesium, copper and zinc, were carried out in 50 cases of Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (PIH). Healthy normal pregnant and non-pregnant women provided the data for comparison. Patients with mild PIH showed significantly lower serum zinc and calcium levels; severe PIH group in addition had significantly lower magnesium estimates; values for copper were higher in pregnant and also in women with severe PIH than the other groups. Postnatal estimates of calcium, magnesium and zinc were no different from antenatal values in all the groups studied. However, the levels of copper were found to be higher in postnatal samples.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Trace elements; pregnancy induced hypertension; calcium; magnesium; copper; zinc
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2012 06:37
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2012 06:37

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