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Selenium, zinc, iron and copper levels in serum of patients with arterial and venous leg ulcers

Agren MS, Strömberg HE, Rindby A, Hallmans G.
DOI: 10.2340/0001555566237240


The total serum concentrations of selenium, zinc, iron and copper were determined in geriatric patients with and without leg ulcers. The levels of selenium, zinc and iron were significantly lower and the copper/zinc ratio was significantly higher in the leg ulcer group compared with control patients. The serum-copper level and the serum-copper/zinc ratio were raised in patients with poor ulcer healing.


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