The concentration of serum zinc in celiac patients compared to healthy subjects in Tehran
Gastroenterology and Hepatology from Bed to Bench,
Vol. 6 No. 2 (2013),
Page Gastroenterol Hepatol Bed Bench 2013;6(2):92-95
Aim: This study evaluated serum levels of zinc in patient with CD compare to healthy subjects.
Background: Celiac disease (CD) is characterized by small intestinal malabsorption of nutrients as a consequence of ingestion of wheat gluten. Zinc is an essential trace element that it has vital biological functions.
Patients and methods: Sera of 30 celiac cases and 30 healthy normal cohorts as control group were obtained. Atomic absorption spectrophotometer was employed for estimating serum zinc level.
Results: Zinc concentrations in patients diagnosed with CD were significantly lower than healthy subjects (75.97±12 compared with 92.83±18, P-value < 0.0001).
Conclusion: The result of this study shows that serum zinc concentration is decreased in celiac patients compare to healthy controls. Serum zinc may thus be a marker of CD in adults presenting with gastrointestinal symptoms.
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