Selenium deficiency.

  title={Selenium deficiency.},
  author={Jean N{\'e}ve and Françoise Vertongen and Lutz Molle},
  journal={Clinics in endocrinology and metabolism},
  volume={14 3},
Selenium is undoubtedly an essential trace element: its involvement in GPx structure, the presence of deleterious effects of selenium deficiency in animals, and the recognition of deficiency states in man attest to its importance. However, if the consequences of selenium deficiency in man are now widely recognized, the mechanisms underlying these conditions are poorly understood. The definition of the exact role of selenium in human homeostasis has been hampered by the lack of a sensitive… CONTINUE READING