Serum Copper and Zinc Levels in Mothers and Cord Blood of their Newborn Infants with Neural Tube Defects: A Case-control Study

Zeyrek D., Soran M., Cakmak A., Kocyigit A., Iscan A.

INDIAN PEDIATRICS, vol.46, no.8, pp.675-680, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.675-680
  • Keywords: Copper, Folic acid, Micronutrients, Neural tube defects, Zinc, TRACE-ELEMENTS, SELENIUM
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: No


Objectives: To measure the cord blood and maternal serum levels of folic acid, vitamin B(12), zinc, copper, selenium and lead in infants born with neural tube defect (NTD), and to examine a possible relationship between the nutriture of these micronutrients and occurrence of neural tube defect.