Serum Copper level in Term women
Pregnancy is associated with an extraordinary metabolic demand both for the mother and developing fetus. Cu is essential for growth and development of normal human body. To measure serum Cu level in full term mother and non pregnant women. A total number of 55 subjects were included in this study; among them 27 were full term delivery mothers (group B) with age range from 20-40 years, taken as study group and 28 non pregnant women (group A) with age range from 20-30 years were taken as a control group. Statistical analysis was done by using appropriate method as applicable. Mean serum Cu level were significantly higher (p<0.001) in full term pregnant mother in comparison to that of non pregnant women. The present study revealed a higher level of Cu in full term mother than non pregnant women. The increased serum Cu level in full term mother than non pregnant women suggested that compensatory mechanism to counteract anemia this is accompained by increased synthesis of ceruloplasmin.
J. Dhaka National Med. Coll. Hos. 2011; 17 (02): 18-20