Plasma and Urine Riboflavin During Riboflavin-Free Nutrition in Very-Low-Birth-Weight Infants

Peter J. Porcelli, Mary L. Rosser, Dia DelPaggio, Eugene W. Adcock, Larry Swift, Harry Greene

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Very-low-birth-weight (VLBW; birth weight <1500 g) infants receive enteral and parenteral nutriture that provides greater daily riboflavin (vitamin B2) than does term infant nutriture, and elevated plasma riboflavin develops in these infants after birth. The purpose of this study was to measure plasma and urine riboflavin concentrations in VLBW infants during riboflavin-free nutrition. Our hypothesis was that elevated plasma riboflavin develops in VLBW infants because of high daily intake and immature renal riboflavin elimination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)142-148
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2000



  • Neonatal
  • Nutrition
  • Preterm infant formula

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Gastroenterology

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