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Serum zinc levels and the prevalence of zinc deficiency in patients with liver cirrhosis.

Azhar Sattar, Javyria Khan, Nargis Haider Kakar, Mujeeb ur Rehman Abid Butt, Haroon Yousaf, Muhammad Ikram Ullah.

Abstract
Objective: To measure the serum zinc levels in liver cirrhosis patients and determine the frequency of zinc deficiency in Pakistani population.
Methodology: In this study, a total of 220 patients with liver cirrhosis were recruited. Serum zinc level was measured by atomic absorption spectrophotometer. Data analysis was carried out by SPSS 20.0.
Results: Out of 220 patients, there were 112 males (50.9%) and 108 females (49.1%). Mean age was 55.111.1 years. Patients according to Child Pugh classification, 62(28.2%) were in class A, 85 (38.6%) in class B and 73 (33.2%) in class C. Zinc deficiency was found in 136(61.8%) patients.
Conclusion: It is concluded that serum zinc concentration was low in 61.8% patients of liver cirrhosis.

Key words: Serum levels of zinc, zinc deficiency, Child-Pugh score, liver cirrhosis.


 
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Sattar A, Khan J, Kakar NH, Butt MuRA, Yousaf H, Ullah MI. Serum zinc levels and the prevalence of zinc deficiency in patients with liver cirrhosis.. RMJ. 2021; 46(1): 37-40.


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Sattar A, Khan J, Kakar NH, Butt MuRA, Yousaf H, Ullah MI. Serum zinc levels and the prevalence of zinc deficiency in patients with liver cirrhosis.. http://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=78000 [Access: March 20, 2021].


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Sattar A, Khan J, Kakar NH, Butt MuRA, Yousaf H, Ullah MI. Serum zinc levels and the prevalence of zinc deficiency in patients with liver cirrhosis.. RMJ. 2021; 46(1): 37-40.



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Sattar A, Khan J, Kakar NH, Butt MuRA, Yousaf H, Ullah MI. Serum zinc levels and the prevalence of zinc deficiency in patients with liver cirrhosis.. RMJ. (2021), [cited March 20, 2021]; 46(1): 37-40.



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Sattar, A., Khan, . J., Kakar, . N. H., Butt, . M. u. R. A., Yousaf, . H. & Ullah, . M. I. (2021) Serum zinc levels and the prevalence of zinc deficiency in patients with liver cirrhosis.. RMJ, 46 (1), 37-40.



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Sattar, Azhar, Javyria Khan, Nargis Haider Kakar, Mujeeb ur Rehman Abid Butt, Haroon Yousaf, and Muhammad Ikram Ullah. 2021. Serum zinc levels and the prevalence of zinc deficiency in patients with liver cirrhosis.. Rawal Medical Journal, 46 (1), 37-40.



Chicago Style

Sattar, Azhar, Javyria Khan, Nargis Haider Kakar, Mujeeb ur Rehman Abid Butt, Haroon Yousaf, and Muhammad Ikram Ullah. "Serum zinc levels and the prevalence of zinc deficiency in patients with liver cirrhosis.." Rawal Medical Journal 46 (2021), 37-40.



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Sattar, Azhar, Javyria Khan, Nargis Haider Kakar, Mujeeb ur Rehman Abid Butt, Haroon Yousaf, and Muhammad Ikram Ullah. "Serum zinc levels and the prevalence of zinc deficiency in patients with liver cirrhosis.." Rawal Medical Journal 46.1 (2021), 37-40. Print.



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Sattar, A., Khan, . J., Kakar, . N. H., Butt, . M. u. R. A., Yousaf, . H. & Ullah, . M. I. (2021) Serum zinc levels and the prevalence of zinc deficiency in patients with liver cirrhosis.. Rawal Medical Journal, 46 (1), 37-40.








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