Plasma manganese levels in the very low birth weight infant are high in early life.

@article{Wilson1992PlasmaML,
  title={Plasma manganese levels in the very low birth weight infant are high in early life.},
  author={David C. Wilson and T. R. J. Tubman and Henry L. Halliday and Dorothy McMaster},
  journal={Biology of the neonate},
  year={1992},
  volume={61 1},
  pages={42-6}
}
Plasma manganese levels were determined at birth and then serially to 3 months of age in 40 very low birth weight (VLBW) infants (mean birth weight 1,027 g). Mean plasma manganese concentration was 3.6 micrograms/l at birth and 3.0 micrograms/l at 3 months of age. These levels were approximately 3-fold greater than those of a group of 9 adults analysed using the same methods (mean 1.1 micrograms/l). Manganese was also measured in parenteral nutrition fluids, breast milk and 3 preterm formulas… CONTINUE READING