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Table 2 Comparison of erythrocyte mineral and metal levels

From: A musculoskeletal model of low grade connective tissue inflammation in patients with thyroid associated ophthalmopathy (TAO): the WOMED concept of lateral tension and its general implications in disease

Study Groups   Ca Mg Zn* Cu Mg Ca ratio Cu Zn ratio**
TAO patients n 13 13 13 13 13 13
  Mean 60,78 33,82 6,75 1,42 0,56 0,22
  S.D. 3,11 2,31 1,22 0,48 0,04 0,08
  min. 56,89 30,14 4,30 1,02 0,50 0,13
  max. 68,65 37,29 8,57 2,82 0,62 0,40
Normal controls n 16 16 16 16 16 16
  mean 60,73 33,41 7,41 1,25 0,55 0,17
  S.D. 1,83 3,01 0,46 0,32 0,06 0,04
  min. 56,70 29,19 6,40 0,90 0,47 0,12
  max. 64,45 38,14 8,17 1,96 0,67 0,27
  1. * p = 0.05, ** p < 0.05