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Serum ferritin and iron status in mothers and newborn infants.
Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 1987; 66(3):205-11.AO

Abstract

Iron status, including hemoglobin, S-ferritin, S-iron, S-transferrin, transferrin saturation and the erythrocyte zinc protoporphyrin/hemoglobin (ZPP:Hb) ratio, was evaluated in 85 healthy iron-supplemented mothers at parturition and in 74 of their term newborn infants. Of the mothers, 17% had a S-ferritin level less than 15 micrograms/l (i.e. depleted iron stores), 9.9% had S-ferritin less than 15 micrograms/l and transferrin saturation less than 15% (i.e. latent iron deficiency), and 2.4% had S-ferritin less than 15 micrograms/l, transferrin saturation less than 15% and Hb less than 120 g/l (i.e. iron deficiency anemia). Newborn infants had higher S-ferritin than mothers: median 128 micrograms/l versus 21 micrograms/l (p less than 0.0001), higher transferrin saturation: 48% vs. 21% (p less than 0.0001), and higher ZPP:Hb ratio: 74 mumol/mol Hb vs. 41 mumol/mol Hb (p less than 0.0001). During the first 5 post-natal days, median S-ferritin rose from 128 to 236 micrograms/l (p less than 0.0001). S-ferritin appeared to be the best single indicator of maternal iron status. Ferritin levels in newborn infants were correlated to levels in mothers (rs = 0.36, p less than 0.01), indicating that fetal iron reserves are dependent on maternal iron stores.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Medicine P, Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

3661127

Citation

Milman, N, et al. "Serum Ferritin and Iron Status in Mothers and Newborn Infants." Acta Obstetricia Et Gynecologica Scandinavica, vol. 66, no. 3, 1987, pp. 205-11.
Milman N, Ibsen KK, Christensen JM. Serum ferritin and iron status in mothers and newborn infants. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 1987;66(3):205-11.
Milman, N., Ibsen, K. K., & Christensen, J. M. (1987). Serum ferritin and iron status in mothers and newborn infants. Acta Obstetricia Et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 66(3), 205-11.
Milman N, Ibsen KK, Christensen JM. Serum Ferritin and Iron Status in Mothers and Newborn Infants. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 1987;66(3):205-11. PubMed PMID: 3661127.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Serum ferritin and iron status in mothers and newborn infants. AU - Milman,N, AU - Ibsen,K K, AU - Christensen,J M, PY - 1987/1/1/pubmed PY - 1987/1/1/medline PY - 1987/1/1/entrez SP - 205 EP - 11 JF - Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica JO - Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand VL - 66 IS - 3 N2 - Iron status, including hemoglobin, S-ferritin, S-iron, S-transferrin, transferrin saturation and the erythrocyte zinc protoporphyrin/hemoglobin (ZPP:Hb) ratio, was evaluated in 85 healthy iron-supplemented mothers at parturition and in 74 of their term newborn infants. Of the mothers, 17% had a S-ferritin level less than 15 micrograms/l (i.e. depleted iron stores), 9.9% had S-ferritin less than 15 micrograms/l and transferrin saturation less than 15% (i.e. latent iron deficiency), and 2.4% had S-ferritin less than 15 micrograms/l, transferrin saturation less than 15% and Hb less than 120 g/l (i.e. iron deficiency anemia). Newborn infants had higher S-ferritin than mothers: median 128 micrograms/l versus 21 micrograms/l (p less than 0.0001), higher transferrin saturation: 48% vs. 21% (p less than 0.0001), and higher ZPP:Hb ratio: 74 mumol/mol Hb vs. 41 mumol/mol Hb (p less than 0.0001). During the first 5 post-natal days, median S-ferritin rose from 128 to 236 micrograms/l (p less than 0.0001). S-ferritin appeared to be the best single indicator of maternal iron status. Ferritin levels in newborn infants were correlated to levels in mothers (rs = 0.36, p less than 0.01), indicating that fetal iron reserves are dependent on maternal iron stores. SN - 0001-6349 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/3661127/Serum_ferritin_and_iron_status_in_mothers_and_newborn_infants_ L2 - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/openurl?genre=article&sid=nlm:pubmed&issn=0001-6349&date=1987&volume=66&issue=3&spage=205 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -