Lower plasma levels of selenium and glutathione in smear-positive tuberculosis patients in Malawi

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Abstract Objective: The objective of this study was to investigate selenium and glutathione levels in pulmonary tuberculosis patients and controls in Malawi. Methods: The case-control study included 19 patients and 15 apparently healthy controls for whom, levels of selenium and glutathione were measured. Results: The plasma selenium levels were significantly lower in tuberculosis patients compared with the controls (p = 0.02). Conclusion: No significant differences were observed for the plasma glutathione levels (p = 0.39). [Ethiop. J. Health Dev. 2011;25;(3):230-232]

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2016-09-29

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H, A., AK, S., T, K., K, M., R, B., AK, D., & AG, B. (2016). Lower plasma levels of selenium and glutathione in smear-positive tuberculosis patients in Malawi. The Ethiopian Journal of Health Development, 25(3). Retrieved from https://ejhd.org/index.php/ejhd/article/view/273

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Brief Communication/Case Study