Magnesium concentration in plasma and erythrocytes in MS.


There are few reports of Mg in MS and none dealing with Mg content in erythrocytes. Mg concentration was determined in serum and in erythrocytes with the help of a BIOTROL Magnesium Calmagite colorimetric method (average sensitivity: 0.194 A per mmol/I) and a Hitachi autoanalyzer in 24 MS patients (7 men and 17 women, age 29-60; 37 years on average with the duration of the disease: 3-19; 11 years on average, at clinical disability stages according to the Kurtzke scale: 1-7; 3.2 on average, in remission stage. A statistically significant decrease (p < 0.001) of Mg concentration in erythrocytes and no changes in plasma of MS patients were found. The results obtained suggest the presence of changes in membrane of erythrocytes which could be connected with their shorter life and with affection of their function.

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@article{Stelmasiak1995MagnesiumCI, title={Magnesium concentration in plasma and erythrocytes in MS.}, author={Zbigniew Stelmasiak and Janusz Solski and Barbara Jakubowska}, journal={Acta neurologica Scandinavica}, year={1995}, volume={92 1}, pages={109-11} }