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Plasma lead and erythrocyte zinc protoporphyrin in neonates and young children in Kuwait.
Ann Nutr Metab. 1987; 31(5):292-5.AN

Abstract

Blood samples from a series of 797 nonselected Kuwaiti Bedouin infants less than 5 years old were analyzed for lead (Pb) and zinc protoporphyrin (Zpp). Elevated blood Pb concentration (greater than 25 micrograms/dl), which may indicate Pb poisoning, was found in 53 cases (6.8%). These children had a mean blood Pb concentration of 47.1 +/- 15.9 micrograms/dl. The correlation coefficient between the concentration of Pb and Zpp in the blood was r = 0.78, p less than 0.001. The results indicated that Pb intoxication in neonates and children may be a significant health problem in Kuwait, and that measurement of blood Zpp can be used as a simple, rapid, and inexpensive microscreening method for Pb poisoning in infants and neonates.

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Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Kuwait.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

3662440

Citation

Farsakh, F A., et al. "Plasma Lead and Erythrocyte Zinc Protoporphyrin in Neonates and Young Children in Kuwait." Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism, vol. 31, no. 5, 1987, pp. 292-5.
Farsakh FA, Al-Khalily AS, Mameesh MS. Plasma lead and erythrocyte zinc protoporphyrin in neonates and young children in Kuwait. Ann Nutr Metab. 1987;31(5):292-5.
Farsakh, F. A., Al-Khalily, A. S., & Mameesh, M. S. (1987). Plasma lead and erythrocyte zinc protoporphyrin in neonates and young children in Kuwait. Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism, 31(5), 292-5.
Farsakh FA, Al-Khalily AS, Mameesh MS. Plasma Lead and Erythrocyte Zinc Protoporphyrin in Neonates and Young Children in Kuwait. Ann Nutr Metab. 1987;31(5):292-5. PubMed PMID: 3662440.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Plasma lead and erythrocyte zinc protoporphyrin in neonates and young children in Kuwait. AU - Farsakh,F A, AU - Al-Khalily,A S, AU - Mameesh,M S, PY - 1987/1/1/pubmed PY - 1987/1/1/medline PY - 1987/1/1/entrez SP - 292 EP - 5 JF - Annals of nutrition & metabolism JO - Ann Nutr Metab VL - 31 IS - 5 N2 - Blood samples from a series of 797 nonselected Kuwaiti Bedouin infants less than 5 years old were analyzed for lead (Pb) and zinc protoporphyrin (Zpp). Elevated blood Pb concentration (greater than 25 micrograms/dl), which may indicate Pb poisoning, was found in 53 cases (6.8%). These children had a mean blood Pb concentration of 47.1 +/- 15.9 micrograms/dl. The correlation coefficient between the concentration of Pb and Zpp in the blood was r = 0.78, p less than 0.001. The results indicated that Pb intoxication in neonates and children may be a significant health problem in Kuwait, and that measurement of blood Zpp can be used as a simple, rapid, and inexpensive microscreening method for Pb poisoning in infants and neonates. SN - 0250-6807 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/3662440/Plasma_lead_and_erythrocyte_zinc_protoporphyrin_in_neonates_and_young_children_in_Kuwait_ L2 - https://www.karger.com?DOI=10.1159/000177282 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -