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Increased concentration of aluminium in the brain of a parenterally fed preterm infant.
  1. N J Bishop,
  2. M J Robinson,
  3. M Lendon,
  4. C D Hewitt,
  5. J P Day,
  6. M O'Hara
  1. Hope Hospital, Salford.


    Parenteral feeding solutions currently used for preterm infants are contaminated with aluminium. We report the case of an infant who was fed parenterally for 45 days, who died aged 3 months, and who had a considerably increased concentration of aluminium in his brain tissue at necropsy.

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