Effect of Jaundice on Trace Elements Levels Children


- Objective: In the present study, the levels of Zinc (Zn), Copper (Cu) and Iron (Fe) inchildren with Jaundice aged (1-2 yr) were investigated.- Methods: 25 children diagnosed with Jaundice and (25) healthy children were includedin the study. Serum Zinc (Zn), Copper (Cu) and Iron (Fe) levels were measured byAtomic Absorption Spectrophotometry. (GOT), (GPT), and total Bilirubin levels weremeasured by colormetric methods, while hemoglobin concentration was measured bycynomethmeglobin method.- Results: Cu and Fe levels were found to be significantly high in jaundice group (p<0.05)also, Zn levels were found to have tendency to increase (p<0.05)than control group. Asignificant positive correlation between serum Cu, Fe, and total serum bilirubin wasestablished in Jaundice children.- Conclusion: Our findings showed that serum trace elements (Zn, Cu, Fe) levels changedin children with Jaundice. These changes might partially be due to pathological causesduring this disease.