Level of some essential minerals in patient serum infected with Leishmania tropica/ major in Al-Sharqat district, Salah Al-Din Government/ Iraq

  • Akram Abd Farhan
  • Fatima Shihab Al-Nasiri

Abstract

The study was conducted to determine level of some essential minerals (zinc Zn and iron Fe) in patients infected with Leishmania tropica/ major. study was conducted in Sharqat district, during September 2018 till April 2019, included 61 patients with leishmaniasis diagnosed clinically by dermatologist and confirmed by microscopic examination of lesion material. The samples were divided into eight age groups (2 ≤, 3-6, 7-12, 13-22, 23-32, 33-42, 43-52 and 53 ≥ years).  Also, 101 healthy people are as a control group. The level of Zn and Fe in serum are measured by using automated spectrophotometer. The study determined a significant decrease P < 0.01 in Zn and Fe level in both genders for all age groups when compared with control groups


 


http://dx.doi.org/10.25130/tjps.25.2020.064

Published
Aug 2, 2020
How to Cite
ABD FARHAN, Akram; AL-NASIRI, Fatima Shihab. Level of some essential minerals in patient serum infected with Leishmania tropica/ major in Al-Sharqat district, Salah Al-Din Government/ Iraq. Tikrit Journal of Pure Science, [S.l.], v. 25, n. 4, p. 15-19, aug. 2020. ISSN 2415-1726. Available at: <http://tjps.tu.edu.iq/index.php/j/article/view/1010>. Date accessed: 22 sep. 2020. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.25130/j.v25i4.1010.
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