Evaluation of Aflatoxin B1 and Patulinin Blood of Iraqi Renal Failure patients
Keywords:Mycotoxin, Aflatoxin, Patulin,Thin Layer Chromatography
Objectives: The current study aimed to investigate and evaluatethe Aflatoxin B1 and Patulin in blood
samples of patients with Renal Failure.
Method: Hundred fifty blood samples collected from patients with Renal Failure were included in this
study. The agerange of patients was 1-61 years. Toxin extraction from the samples was done by Thin Layer
Chromatography technique (TLC).
Results: There were 100 from 150 samples of blood containedAflatoxinB1and Patulin. The highest
percentage blood samples contamination with Aflatoxin B1 was (18.181 %) at age group (11-30) years and
Patulin was (20 %) that collected from persons at age group (11-20) years,the percentage of blood samples
that contamination withAflatoxin B1 and Patulin that collected from the female was (52.727 % and 53.33%).
Conclusion: Persons in Najaf province high exposure to mycotoxins from foods (apples,pear and peach)
that present in local markets, that are contaminated with mycotoxins. This suggests that these mycotoxins
may be a risk factor of renal failure.
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