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Trace element pattern in patients with fibromyalgia.

Journal article
Authors Ingegerd Rosborg
E Hyllén
J Lidbeck
B Nihlgård
Lars Gerhardsson
Published in The Science of the total environment
Volume 385
Issue 1-3
Pages 20-7
ISSN 0048-9697
Publication year 2007
Published at Institute of Medicine, School of Public Health and Community Medicine
Pages 20-7
Language en
Links dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2007...
Keywords Metallkoncentrationer, blod, urin, kvinnor, fibromyalgi
Subject categories Medical and Health Sciences

Abstract

An imbalance of the trace element status in human tissues and body fluids has been suggested as a contributing factor for the development of fibromyalgia (FM). The study comprised 38 females with defined fibromyalgia (FM) according to generally accepted criteria from the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). They were compared with 41 females matched for age and geographic location. The concentrations of about 30 trace element and ions were determined in whole blood, urine and drinking water of all participants by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES). Significantly higher concentrations in whole blood of Cd, Co, Cu, Fe, Se, Sn and Zn (p

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