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

Journal Article (Journal Article;Multicenter Study)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lark, RK; Williams, CL; Stadler, D; Simpson, SL; Henderson, RC; Samson-Fang, L; Worley, G

Published Date

  • November 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 147 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 695 - 697

PubMed ID

  • 16291366

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-3476

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jpeds.2005.05.029


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States