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Title: Impact of anti-tuberculosis therapy on plasma zinc status in childhood tuberculosis
Authors: Boloorsaz, M.R.
Khalilzadeh, S.
Milanifar, A.R.
Safavi, A.
Velayati, A.A.
Issue Date: 2007
Language: English
Abstract: This study compared plasma zinc levels in 15 children with active pulmonary tuberculosis, 15 malnourished children and 15 healthy children. Mean plasma zinc concentrations in children with tuberculosis [71.7 microg/dL] were not significantly different than the other 2 groups [72.5 and 76.9 microg/dL]. The zinc status of the children with tuberculosis was evaluated after 2 months and 4 months of DOTS therapy. The serum zinc level during anti-tuberculosis therapy decreased after 1 month and then recovered to the initial level after 4 months of treatment
Description: 1078-1084
Keywords: Zinc
Treatment Outcome
Subject: Antitubercular Agents
ISSN: 1020-3397
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