Serum Zinc Levels in Iron Deficient Women: A Case-Control Study

Ozhan O., Erdem N., AYDOĞDU İ., Erkurt A., KUKU İ.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY, cilt.33, ss.156-158, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 33 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4274/tjh.2015.0206
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.156-158


Since similar symptoms and findings can be seen in the deficiencies of both iron and zinc, we aimed to evaluate the serum zinc levels of women with iron deficiency anemia (IDA). This study was conducted with women with iron deficiency and a healthy control group. When serum zinc levels were compared, they were found to be lower in the IDA group, which was statistically significant. With the help of these studies, iron and zinc treatment instead of only iron replacement may be considered in cases of iron deficiency.