Biological Trace Element Research

, Volume 53, Issue 1–3, pp 51–56 | Cite as

Plasma selenium levels in rheumatoid arthritis

  • Kader Köse
  • Pakize Doĝan
  • Yildiz Kardas
  • Recep Saraymen
Original Articles


The plasma selenium (Se) levels were determined in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and healthy controls. Plasma Se levels in 60 patients were found to be significantly lower than those in 60 normal, healthy controls (p<0.001). Similar significant differences were determined in sex-matched comparisons between patients and controls (p<0.001) but there was no significant difference in plasma Se levels in sex-matched comparisons in both groups (p>0.05).

Our results suggest that Se is an important factor in RA.

Index Entries

Plasma selenium rhematoid arthritis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kader Köse
    • 1
  • Pakize Doĝan
    • 1
  • Yildiz Kardas
    • 2
  • Recep Saraymen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryErciyes University, Faculty of MedicineKayseriTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Physics Therapy and RehabilitationErciyes University, Faculty of MedicineKayseriTurkey

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