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Levels of zinc in plasma, erythrocytes, and hair, and levels of serum copper in patients with retinitis pigmentosa in Turkey.
  1. L S Atmaca,
  2. A Arcasoy,
  3. A O Cavdar and
  4. E Ozmert
  1. Retinal Diseases/Fluorescein Angiography/Photocoagulation Therapy Department, Ankara University.


    This study was made on 100 patients with retinitis pigmentosa and 23 of their relatives. Their plasma, erythrocyte, and hair Zn and serum Cu levels were compared with those of a control group of 14 healthy persons. No statistically significant difference in these levels was found between the patients with retinitis pigmentosa and the relatives or controls.

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