Zinc-deficiency acrodermatitis in a patient with chronic alcoholism and gastric bypass: a case report

Abstract

Acquired adult-onset zinc deficiency is occasionally reported in patients with malnutrition states, such as alcoholism, or malabsorptive states, such as post-bariatric surgery. The defining symptoms of hypozincemia include a classic triad of necrolytic dermatitis, diffuse alopecia, and diarrhea. We report a case of zinc deficiency in a 39-year-old man with… (More)
DOI: 10.3402/jchimp.v4.24707

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@inproceedings{Shahsavari2014ZincdeficiencyAI, title={Zinc-deficiency acrodermatitis in a patient with chronic alcoholism and gastric bypass: a case report}, author={Dariush Shahsavari and Zubair Ahmed and Ajoy C Karikkineth and Richard Williams and Carlos Zigel}, booktitle={Journal of community hospital internal medicine perspectives}, year={2014} }