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Year : 1981  |  Volume : 47  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 138--141

Effect of Oral Contraceptives on Faecal Porphyrins

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S K Sidhu

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A quantitative assay -of faecal prophyrins was undertaken by spectrophotometric method of Rimington in forty women, of child-bearing age Thirty women- On Oral contraceptives constituted the study group and ten on other methods of contrace on served as controls. In the study group the mean and standard deviation of faecal CoProporphyrins were 6.747 and 7.215 respectively and of faecal protoporphyrin levels 13.549 and 9.509 respectively.It was observed that 10 per cent of the women on oral contraceptives had raised faecal copro and protoporphyrins, which however, was statistically not significant.


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