Serum Levels of Copper, Zinc, Iron and Magnesium in Iraqi`s Women with HCMV infection


The aim of this study was conducted to determine the alterations in serum trace elements, including zinc (Zn), copper (Cu), iron (Fe) and magnesium (Mg) in Iraqi`s women with human CMV (HCMV) infection and compare them with the results of age matched healthy individuals.The study was carried out in Medical Research Unit, College of Medicine, Al-Nahrain University from 2010-2011. Fifty five women, 35 patients with HCMV and 20 healthy individuals were included in this study. Those women were examined serum zinc (Zn), copper (Cu), iron (Fe), magnesium (Mg) by using atomic absorption spectrophotometer. The HCMV infection was determined using standard diagnostics criteria by using ELISA assay.Serum zinc, copper, iron and magnesium concentrations were (Zn: 1.124±0.048 , Cu: 1.052±0.192, Fe: 0.031±0.006 and Mg: 18.223 ±1.018) mg/L, respectively in patients with HCMV infection and (Zn:1.119 ±0.059, Cu: 1.096 ±0.238, Fe: 0.035± 0.013 and Mg: 20.299 ±3.393) mg/L in healthy controls, respectively. Serum zinc, copper, iron and magnesium concentrations were not statistically significant in patients with HCMV infection compared with those of healthy individuals (p>0.05).