A Study of Cord Blood Zinc Levels in Term Small for Gestational Age and Term Appropriate for Gestational Age Neonates
Author(s): Ramya V, Shafath Ahmed and S Sundari*
Zinc deficiency is the most common micronutrient deficiency in the developing countries. Maternal zinc deficiency is associated with foetal growth retardation and other adverse foetal outcomes. This study aimed to determine Cord blood zinc level between the term SGA and AGA babies, as well as the relationship between the Cord blood zinc and maternal zinc levels. The Present study includes the serum zinc levels in the Cord blood of term-small for gestational age neonates and term appropriate for gestational age neonates and to study the correlation between Cord blood serum zinc levels and birth weight in term- small for gestational age neonates. The Present study focuses on the correlation between maternal zinc levels and Cord blood zinc levels.