Nutritional status and serum zinc and selenium levels in Iranian HIV infected individuals

  title={Nutritional status and serum zinc and selenium levels in Iranian HIV infected individuals},
  author={Hossein Khalili and Abdolreza Soudbakhsh and Mahboube Hajiabdolbaghi and Simin Dashti-Khavidaki and A Poorzare and AA Saeedi and R Sharififar},
  journal={BMC Infectious Diseases},
  pages={165 - 165}
BACKGROUND Human immunodeficiency virus infected individuals are prone to malnutrition due to increased energy requirements, enteropathy and increased catabolism. Trace elements such as zinc and selenium have major role in maintaining a healthy immune system. This study was designed to evaluate the nutritional status of Iranian subjects who were newly diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus infection and to compare serum level of zinc and selenium in these patients with those of the sex and… CONTINUE READING
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