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[Concentration of copper and ceruloplasmin in serum of patients treated for epilepsy].

Authors
  • Motta, E
  • Miller, K
  • Ostrowska, Z
Type
Published Article
Journal
Wiadomości lekarskie (Warsaw, Poland : 1960)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1998
Volume
51
Issue
3-4
Pages
156–161
Identifiers
PMID: 9658990
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In 54 epileptic patients (28 females and 26 males) aged 21-48, serum copper (Cu) and ceruloplasmin (Crl) concentrations were assessed. Comparing with control group mean serum Cu and Crl concentrations were significantly increased. We suspect that antiepileptic drugs may influence the serum Cu and Crl concentrations by hepatic enzymes induction. Clinical picture of epilepsy and treatment duration does not influence serum Cu and Crl concentrations.

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