Zinc deficiency was observed in an infant receiving total parenteral nutrition (TPN) for chronic untractable diarrhoea. Clinical findings included low zinc plasma levels, skin lesions and loss of all the advantages of TPN such as weight gain, serum proteins and albumin increase and normalization of intestinal mucosa. Oral administration of zinc sulphate was the decisive factor making possible both the improvement of clinical and laboratory findings and alimentation by natural route.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Acta Paediatrica Scandinavica|
|Publication status||Published - 1979|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health