Serum zinc levels and zinc binding capacity in thalassemia.

  title={Serum zinc levels and zinc binding capacity in thalassemia.},
  author={Ayten Arcasoy and D Canata and B Sinav and Lale Kutlay and Nurg{\"u}l Oğuz and Murat Sen},
  journal={Journal of trace elements in medicine and biology : organ of the Society for Minerals and Trace Elements},
  volume={15 2-3},
Recently, it has been reported that serum zinc binding capacity (ZnBC) is a very important criterion to evaluate body zinc (Zn) status. It has been shown that chronic Zn deficiency occur in the patients with thalassemia major (TM). Zn deficiency in TM may cause hyperzincuria, high ferritin levels, hepatic iron load, hepatic dysfunction. This study was undertaken to determine serum Zn levels and ZnBC in different thalassemia forms and sickle cell disease (SCD). The study has been carried out on… CONTINUE READING
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