Iron and transferrin levels in the blood serum of patients with acute cerebral vascular disease depending on clinical group and duration of stroke
Med Sci Monit 1996; 2(4): HY474-477
The purpose of the study was to determine the ferrokinetics in patients suffering from acute cerebral vascular diseases by measuring the iron and transferrin levels in the blood serum. The study included 80 patients. In all the groups of stroke patients (transient ischaemic attack, cerebral infarction of mild and severe clinical course, intracerebral haemorrhage) a decrease of the average iron level and an increase of the average transferrin level in the blood serum was found. It can be explained by disturbed systemic metabolism during the course of acute cerebral disorders and by the feed-back mechanism.
Keywords: acute cerebral vascular disease, Iron, Transferrin, ferrokinetics