Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Yurko E.V.

Kharkov National Medical University, Department of Infectious Diseases, Assistant Professor, Candidate of Medical Science

Assesment of mineral metabolism in patients with HIV-infection, chronic hepatitis с and co-infection HIV/ chronic hepatitis С

Year: 2014, volume 10 Issue: №4 Pages: 617-622
Heading: Infectious Diseases Article type: Original article
Authors: Yurko Е.М.
Organization: Kharkov National Medical University
Summary:

Research Objective: Evaluate the indicators of mineral metabolism in HIV-infected patients, patients with chronic hepatitis С and co-infection HIV/HCV. Material and Methods: The content of microelements (zinc (Zn), copper (Cu), iron (Fe)) in serum was determined by atomic absorption spectrophotometry. The study involved 99 patients: with chronic hepatitis С — 32 patients, with HIV infection — 34 and co-infection of HIV/HCV — 33 patients. Results: Microelements and metal-dependent proteins metabolic disorders as a reduction of the zinc, haptoglobin contents, and an increase of copper, iron, and ceruloplasmin contents were identified in patients with chronic hepatitis С In HIV-infected patients and patients with co-infection HIV/HCV were identified reducing zinc, copper, iron, haptoglobin, ceruloplasmin. in patients with co-infection HIV/HCV compared HIV-infected patients lower zinc, haptoglobin, ceruloplasmin contents (p

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