Zinc deficiency and toxicity in pediatric practice.

  title={Zinc deficiency and toxicity in pediatric practice.},
  author={Jennifer L Willoughby and Christine N Bowen},
  journal={Current opinion in pediatrics},
  volume={26 5},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Zinc is a commonly overlooked deficiency in developed countries, occurring in infants, children, and adolescents during critical growth periods. The purpose of this review is to present the evidence of zinc deficiencies and toxicities as well as treatment in pediatrics. RECENT FINDINGS During the last decade, the significance of zinc deficiency in childhood growth, morbidity, and mortality has been recognized by a number of large-scale supplementation trials in… CONTINUE READING