Levels of Trace Elements in Hydatid Cyst Fluid : Analytical Study


  • Muslim K. Kadeem Surgery Dept.\ College of Medicine \ Thi-Qar University
  • Amal KH. Khalaf Microbiology Dept., Cancer Research Unit \ Coll. of Medicine \ Thi-Qar University


Hydatid fluid, Trace elements, atomic absorption spectra


The aim of the following study was to estimate the levels of trace elements in hydatid cyst fluid and evaluation the role of this elements on parasite life . trace elements in the fluid of hydatid cyst were detected by atomic absorption spectroscopy which found high ratio of Ca, K, Fe, Mg, Mn, Na, Cu, and Zn while P, Cr, Co, Cd, Pb, and Ni were low and include ( 8.71, 9.55 , 15.36, 5.91, 9.2 , and 11.3 \ µg ) respectively .


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