Association Between Trace Element Status and Depression in HTLV-1-Infected Patients: a Retrospective Cohort Study

Darroudi, S. and Abolbashari, S. and Ahangari, N. and Tayefi, M. and Khashyarmanesh, Z. and Zamani, P. and Haghighi, H.M. and Mohammadpour, A.H. and Tavalaei, S. and Esmaily, H. and Ferns, G.A. and Meshkat, Z. and Tayefi, B. and Ghayour-Mobarhan, M. (2019) Association Between Trace Element Status and Depression in HTLV-1-Infected Patients: a Retrospective Cohort Study. Biological Trace Element Research.

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Depression and Anxiety are two important public health problems that are known to be associated with viral infections. The association between the intake of nutrients such as zinc and copper with symptoms of depression has been studied previously. The aim of the current study was to investigate the association between depression with human T cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) infection and serum content of zinc and copper in a large Iranian population cohort. The study population consisted of 279 HTLV-1-positive patients who were identified after recruitment as part of a large cohort study: the Mashhad Stroke and Heart Association Disorder (MASHAD) study. They were divided into two groups of diagnosed with or without depression based on their symptoms. Serum zinc and copper levels of all subjects were measured using the flame atomic absorption spectrometry. The population sample comprised of 279 individuals infected with HTLV-1 of whom 192 (68.8) were women. The mean serum zinc in the group with and without depression was 78.69 ± 13.79 μg/dl and 86.87 ± 19.44 μg/dl, respectively (p < 0.001). Also, the serum copper level was higher in the depressive group (116.75 ± 39.56) than in the non-depressive group (104.76 ± 30.77) (p 0.004). The association between serum zinc and copper with depression in HTLV-1-infected patients which was shown in this study could be considered in the treatment strategies in these patients. © 2019, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature.

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