Zinc deficiency with transitory acrodermatitis enteropathica in a boy of low birth weight.

Abstract

A premature male baby fed on his mother's milk developed zinc deficiency and a skin disorder inseparable from acrodermatitis enteropathica. Following zinc therapy the skin lesions healed. Later the treatment was withheld and no recurrence was seen during 30 months' observation. The boy's zinc deficiency was thought to be due to a high requirement secondary to rapid growth, to poor zinc supply in food and, possibly, to inefficient zinc absorbtion.

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@article{Blom1981ZincDW, title={Zinc deficiency with transitory acrodermatitis enteropathica in a boy of low birth weight.}, author={I Blom and Samuel Jameson and F Krook and B Larsson-Stymne and L Wranne}, journal={The British journal of dermatology}, year={1981}, volume={104 4}, pages={459-64} }