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


PASAOGLU H. , KURTOGLU S., MUHTAROĞLU S.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.34, no.4, pp.225-229, 1992 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1992
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.225-229

Abstract

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.