650 Serum Copper and Ceruloplasmin in the Premature Infant

Serial serum copper (Cu) and ceruloplasmin (Cerlp) concentrations were followed for an average of 14 weeks in 25 well, growing AGA premature infants (mean GA=30 wks., mean B.W.=1181gms.) fed standard infant formulas.Serum Cu and Cerlp, low at birth, gradually increased over the first 5 months of life. No relationship between Cu intake (μg/kg) and serum Cu… CONTINUE READING