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 JBM  Vol.5 No.12 , December 2017
Level of Macronutrients and Microelements of Blood Plasma in Different Forms of Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Abstract: By the method of atomic emission spectrometry with inductively coupled plasma, the content of macro and microelements in the blood plasma of 35 practically healthy people living in the Northern region of Azerbaijan and in the Nizhny Novgorod region of the Russian Federation was studied as well as of 23 patients with pulmonary tuberculosis with different phases of the disease. The elemental homeostasis of the blood plasma did not significantly differ depending on the region of residence, except for the potassium level (by 1.3 times greater for Russians) and strontium (by 10 times higher among the inhabitants of the Northern region of Azerbaijan). In patients with focal pulmonary tuberculosis, there were no significant differences in the content of elements in the blood plasma. With pulmonary tuberculosis, accompanied by decomposition processes, the content of calcium, copper, zinc and iron in blood plasma significantly increases in comparison with healthy people. Analysis of the level of these macro- and microelements can be used to determine the transition of the early form of pulmonary tuberculosis to infiltrative and/or cavernous forms, in which the patient becomes epidemiologically dangerous to others.
Cite this paper: Obukhova, L. , Erlykina, E. , Aliyev, A. , Chobanov, R. , Pimenov, V. , Evdokimov, I. and Sarvarov, A. (2017) Level of Macronutrients and Microelements of Blood Plasma in Different Forms of Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Journal of Biosciences and Medicines, 5, 81-87. doi: 10.4236/jbm.2017.512009.
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