Zinc absorption and its correlation with results of oral zinc tolerance testing in nonalcoholic liver cirrhosis; kinetic study.


BACKGROUND/AIMS Liver cirrhosis is often complicated by symptoms of zinc deficiency, i.e., disturbances of taste and smell, skin eruptions, and other symptoms. We evaluated zinc absorption in patients with nonalcoholic liver cirrhosis to clarify the cause of zinc deficiency. METHODS AND MATERIALS The absorption of zinc was calculated from the results of… (More)