Levels for some Toxic and Essential Metals in Patients with Neurological Diseases
Rafidain Journal of Science,
2020, Volume 29, Issue 3, Pages 27-37
AbstractThe research included studying the levels of some of the toxic and essential metals in the serum of patients with neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's, Epilepsy and Migraine, as levels of toxic metals including lead, nickel and chromium and the levels of essential metals that included copper, iron and calcium were measured in the male patient group who suffered from neurological diseases in Mosul city, Samples reached (144), which included group of male patients (97) and a group of normal persons who were in numbers (47).
The results indicated that there was a significant increase in patients with Alzheimer's, epilepsy and migraine in levels of: lead, nickel and chromium compared with the control group, as well as a significant increase in the level of copper for Alzheimer's and epilepsy patients when compared with the control group and no significant difference for migraine patients.
In addition, the results indicated that there was a significant decrease in the level of iron for all groups of patients, and was non-significantly there decrease in the level of calcium for Alzheimer's and epilepsy patients and non-significant difference in calcium was observed in migraine patients when compared with the control group.
The study showed that there was an increase in the levels of toxic metals especially in lead and nickel and a decrease in the levels of essential metals especially in iron and calcium in patients with neurological diseases, Which may constitute one of the causes of the occurrence of neurological diseases, especially among patients with Alzheimer's and epilepsy in the Mosul city.
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