Blood lead, calcium, and phosphorus in women with preeclampsia in Edo State, Nigeria.

@article{Ikechukwu2012BloodLC,
  title={Blood lead, calcium, and phosphorus in women with preeclampsia in Edo State, Nigeria.},
  author={Ikaraoha Chidiebere Ikechukwu and Oforofuo Isreal Agware Ojareva and Anetor John Ibhagbemien and Okogbo Felix Okhoaretor and Okusanya Babasola Oluwatomi and Okogbenin Sylvanus Akhalufo and Alonge Temitope Oluwagbenga and Mbadiwe Nkeiruka Chigaekwu},
  journal={Archives of environmental & occupational health},
  year={2012},
  volume={67 3},
  pages={
          163-9
        }
}
The authors investigated the effect of blood lead (BPb) and its relationship with calcium and phosphorus in the development of preeclampsia in Nigeria. Blood samples were collected from 59 preclamptics, 150 normal pregnant, and 122 nonpregnant women. Blood lead and serum Ca and P were determined. Blood lead was significantly higher (p < .001), whereas serum Ca and P were significantly lower (p < .001) in preclamptics than in normal pregnant women (60.2 ± 12.8 vs 26.3 ± 8.0 μg/dL for Pb, 1.39… CONTINUE READING