The Iron Status in Libyan Patients with Urinary Tract infection

Original article


M.A. Gad 1, A.S.M. Giasuddin 1, S.S. Ahlees 2

1-Department of Laboratory Medicine, Al-Arab Medical University, Benghazi, G.S.P.L.A .J. 2-Department of Surgery (urology), Al-Arab Medical University, Benghazi, G.S.P.L.A.J.

Garyounis Medical Journal Vol.12, No.1-2. January 1989:41-44


The serum iron, total iron binding capacity, transferrin saturation and serum ferritin levels were investigated in 24 Libyan patients with urinary tract infections (UTI) and in 24 age-sex matched controls. The mean serum iron and transferrin saturation values were observed to be significantly lower in patients with UTI as compared to controls (P