Analyses of serum vitamin D-binding protein, ceruloplasmin and copper levels in preterm infants

Turk J Pediatr. Oct-Dec 1992;34(4):225-9.

Abstract

The cord blood specimens of 12 preterm and 20 term babies were investigated. We determined serum calcium (Ca), phosphorus (P), magnesium (Mg), vitamin-D binding protein (DBP), ceruloplasmin (Cp) and copper (Cu) levels in two groups. We found that Ca, P, and MG levels of cord sera did not differ between the groups (p > 0.05), but DBP, Cp and Cu values showed a significant decrease in the preterm group (p < 0.05). The Cu and Cp values of the preterm infants correlated with those of the term infants.

MeSH terms

  • Calcium / blood
  • Ceruloplasmin / analysis*
  • Copper / blood*
  • Fetal Blood / chemistry
  • Fetal Organ Maturity
  • Humans
  • Hypocalcemia / blood
  • Hypocalcemia / epidemiology
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature / blood*
  • Liver / embryology
  • Magnesium / blood
  • Phosphorus / blood
  • Reference Values
  • Vitamin D-Binding Protein / blood*

Substances

  • Vitamin D-Binding Protein
  • Phosphorus
  • Copper
  • Ceruloplasmin
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium