Transient symptomatic zinc deficiency in a full-term breast-fed infant

Mingeol Lee, Kyung Tae Hong, Jin Ju Kim

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Abstract

A full-term 5-month-old breast-fed female infant presented with a 2-month history of diarrhea and a 1½-month history of an acrodermatitis enteropathica-like skin eruption. Her serum zinc level and the maternal milk zinc level were markedly reduced. All symptoms disappeared promptly with oral zinc therapy, after which the patient's serum zinc level returned to normal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-379
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990 Jan 1

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  • Dermatology

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