Effect of acute disease and ACTH on serum zinc proteins.

  • K H Falchuk
  • Published 1977 in The New England journal of medicine


The effect of acute disease and ACTH infusion on serum zinc proteins was studied in serums from 156 healthy and diseased subjects. The mean (+/-2 S.D.) zinc content of 20 normal serums was 96 +/- 20 microng per 100 ml. In 87 serums from acutely ill patients the zinc ranged from 92 to 40 microng per 100 ml. The mean values for nearly all categories of… (More)