Determination of Serum Zinc, Copper and Manganese Concentration in Arthritis Patients

Abstract

Arthritis is a chronic an inflammation of the joints, the aim of this study was to explain the effect of antioxidant trace elements(zinc ,copper and manganese ) on risk of arthritis. This study included 24 patients (men only) aged 33-40years and 20 apparently healthy men were used as a control group .The results showed significantly decrease in a zinc, copper and manganese concentration in arthritis patients compared with healthy control P-value(0.00,0.00 and 0.001) respectively .