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Year : 1978  |  Volume : 44  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 211--213

Serum Copper Level in Pigmented Disorders of Skin

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S P Agarwal

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Serum copper levels in 30 normal individuals, 52 cases of cutaneous hyperpigmentation and 10 cases of cutaneous depigmentation have been estimated, Diediyl didiicarbamate method of serum copper estimation was used. The average normal serum copper level was 108.72 microgram per 100 mi. of serum. The level was higher in females as compared to males. The serum copper level was highest in dark complexioned females and lowest in faircomplexioned males. Depigmented lesions exhibited lower serum copper levels and hyperpigmented lesions higher values as compared to normal.

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