Plasma selenium levels in rheumatoid arthritis

Authors: Köse K (1) , Doĝan P (1) , Kardas Y (2) , Saraymen R (1)
(1) Department of Biochemistry, Erciyes University, Faculty of Medicine (2) Department of Physics Therapy and Rehabilitation, Erciyes University, Faculty of Medicine
Source: Biol Trace Elem Res. 1996 Summer;53(1-3):51-6
DOI: 10.1007/BF02784544 Publication date: 1996 E-Publication date: Not specified Availability: abstract Copyright: Not specified
Language: English Countries: Not specified Location: Not specified Correspondence address: Not specified


Article abstract

The plasma selenium (Se) levels were determined in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and healthy controls. Plasma Se levels in 60 patients were found to be significantly lower than those in 60 normal, healthy controls (p < 0.001). Similar significant differences were determined in sex-matched comparisons between patients and controls (p < 0.001) but there was no significant difference in plasma Se levels in sex-matched comparisons in both groups (p > 0.05). Our results suggest that Se is an important factor in RA.

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