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Study of biochemical markers in iron deficiency anemia

Journal: International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences (Vol.1, No. 4)

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Page : 541-544

Keywords : Oxidants; Antioxidants; IDA (Iron Deficiency Anemia);

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Background: The present study was aimed to study alterations in levels of oxidants and antioxidants in iron deficiency anemia (IDA). Methods: 30 patients of IDA in age group of 20-50 and 30 healthy subjects were included for study. Serum Iron, TIBC & Hb% were estimated to diagnose IDA. Serum Malondialdehyde (MDA), Nitric oxide (NO) as an oxidants & Superoxide dismutase (SOD), vitamin E, vitamin C, Zinc (Zn) levels as antioxidants were estimated. Results: Significant decreased levels of Hb%, serum iron, SOD, Vitamin C, vitamin E, Zn were found. TIBC, MDA, NO were significantly increased as compared to controls. Conclusion: The normal adult erythrocytes can resist oxidative stress by several antioxidant defense systems. In IDA, oxidative stress causes lipid peroxidation and membrane damage. So antioxidants can be used as a marker for prevention of membrane damage due to oxidative stress. [Int J Res Med Sci 2013; 1(4.000): 541-544]

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