Effects of anti-Tuberculosis Drugs on the Level of some Nutritional Factors Among Patients with tuberculosis


  • Zainab Adil Ghani Chabuck College of Medicine, University of Babylon, Babylon, Iraq.
  • Sarah Hashim Alhelli Biomedical Engineering Department, Al-Mustaqbal University College, 51001 Hillah, Babil, Iraq.
  • Saade Abdalkareem Jasim Medical Laboratory Techniques Department, Al-Maarif University College, Anbar, Iraq.




copper, zinc, M. tuberculosis, anti-tuberculosis


Objective: The study aimed to assess changes in the level of some nutritional elements including zinc and copper for tuberculosis patients before, during, and after anti-tuberculosis therapy.

Methods: Whole blood samples are collected from 120 tuberculosis patients who are admitted to specialist clinics of the respiratory diseases in Babylon province, within a period from November 2020 to January 2021.

Results: Out of whole TB patients, (66) ones were males and the remaining (54) were females, the age of patients ranging from (13-70) years. Sixty, apparently healthy control groups who had no Tuberculosis history were chosen. Using spectrophotometer for estimating the level of Zinc and copper. In TB patients the zinc level was increased during and after anti-tuberculosis therapy, but the level of zinc was lower in patients after therapy compared with controls. The level of copper was decreased during and after the course of anti-tuberculosis, but the level of copper was higher in patients after therapy compared with controls.

Conclusion: These parameters could be used in follow-up as the achievement of TB therapy success.


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How to Cite

Chabuck, Z. A. G., Alhelli, S. H., & Jasim, S. A. (2021). Effects of anti-Tuberculosis Drugs on the Level of some Nutritional Factors Among Patients with tuberculosis. Journal of Contemporary Medical Sciences, 7(6). https://doi.org/10.22317/jcms.v7i6.1083