Serum prealbumin and albumin concentrations do not reflect nutritional state in children with cerebral palsy

Robert K. Lark, Cherise L. Williams, Diane Stadler, Sean L. Simpson, Richard C. Henderson, Lisa Samson-Fang, Gordon Worley

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Abstract

Serum prealbumin concentration (PALB) and albumin concentration (ALB) were evaluated as markers of undernutrition in 107 children with cerebral palsy (CP) age 2 to 18 years. PALB and ALB were rarely below the normal reference ranges and showed little to no correlation with anthropometric measures (eg, skinfolds, midarm fat area), growth (height), severity of CP (eg, feeding dysfunction, motor impairment), or general health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)695-697
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Volume147
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2005

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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