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Ceruloplasmin is one of the so called acute phase reactants which increase non-specifically in response to acute inflammation and it seems very likely that in our patients raised serum copper was a secondary result of high levels of caeruloplasmin
rather than a primary disturbance of copper metabolism.
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Blood was sent away for analysis of serum copper and caeruloplasmin
. Both levels were reported as zero (below detection limits), and a repeat sample was requested to confirm the findings.
In this case the patient had negative viral serology and a normal ferritin and caeruloplasmin
but her positive autoantibodies raise the possibility of autoimmune hepatitis.
and green plasma in women taking oral contraceptives, in pregnant women, and in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
ANA, HIV, VDRL, serum caeruloplasmin
levels, serum [B.sub.12] level, thyroid function tests were normal.
Failure to confirm ferritin and caeruloplasmin
as risk factors for the extent of coronary arteriosclerosis.
Mechanisms of caeruloplasmin
biosynthesis in normal and copper-deficient rats.