Zinc deficiency in two full-term breast-fed infants

L. J. Roberts, C. F. Shadwick, P. R. Bergstresser

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Abstract

Zinc deficiency occurs as a genetic disorder, acrodermatitis enteropathica, or as an acquired disorder resulting from inadequate intake or malabsorption of zinc. It is now apparent that human breast milk may not always protect against the development of clinical zinc deficiency in premature and in full-term infants. In the absence of other predisposing factors, low levels of zinc in breast milk may precipitate zinc deficiency in breast-fed infants. This report confirms that breast-fed full-term infants may develop a clinical picture indistinguishable from acrodermatitis enteropatica.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)301-304
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume16
Issue number2 I
StatePublished - 1987

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Zinc
Breast
Human Milk
Acrodermatitis
Inborn Genetic Diseases
Causality

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Roberts, L. J., Shadwick, C. F., & Bergstresser, P. R. (1987). Zinc deficiency in two full-term breast-fed infants. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 16(2 I), 301-304.

Zinc deficiency in two full-term breast-fed infants. / Roberts, L. J.; Shadwick, C. F.; Bergstresser, P. R.

In: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Vol. 16, No. 2 I, 1987, p. 301-304.

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Roberts, LJ, Shadwick, CF & Bergstresser, PR 1987, 'Zinc deficiency in two full-term breast-fed infants', Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, vol. 16, no. 2 I, pp. 301-304.
Roberts LJ, Shadwick CF, Bergstresser PR. Zinc deficiency in two full-term breast-fed infants. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 1987;16(2 I):301-304.
Roberts, L. J. ; Shadwick, C. F. ; Bergstresser, P. R. / Zinc deficiency in two full-term breast-fed infants. In: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 1987 ; Vol. 16, No. 2 I. pp. 301-304.
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