Evaluation of zinc level in skin of patients with necrolytic acral erythema.

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BACKGROUND Necrolytic acral erythema (NAE) is considered a cutaneous sign of hepatitis C virus infection. Its exact pathogenesis is still not fully understood, with some reports about decreased serum zinc levels but none about its level in the skin. OBJECTIVES To assess skin (lesional and perilesional) and serum zinc levels in patients with NAE and… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.2010.09820.x

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