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International Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Research


A correlation of zinc and copper levels with blood pressure in normal pregnancy and preeclampsia


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Author Details: Gayathri B,M Vasanthan*,Vinodhini V. M

Volume : 6

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2394-6377

Print ISSN : 2394-6369

Article First Page : 53

Article End Page : 55


Abstract

Objective: To estimate the levels of zinc and copper in the cases of preeclampsia. To know the importance of the same in pregnancy.
Materials and Methods: 30 preeclamptic cases and 30 pregnant women with normal blood pressure were estimated for serum zinc and copper levels.
Results: The levels of the trace elements, zinc and copper were found to be decreased in preeclamptic pregnancy when compared to the normal pregnancy without complications.
Conclusion: The decreased levels of zinc and copper in preeclampsia might be responsible for the complications in pregnancy as well as post-pregnancy complications.

Keywords: Zinc, Copper, Preeclampsia, Pregnancy.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/2394-6377.2019.0014