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Symptomatic zinc deficiency in a full-term breast-fed infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20579458     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A nine-month-old female infant presented with an eruption over her face, perineal region, and upper and lower limbs. She had sparse hair growth and diarrhea. Clinical features and investigations were suggestive of hypozincemia. Therapy with zinc and weaning from breastfeeding led to resolution of the condition, confirming a diagnosis of hypozincemia type-II. Recently, a mutation in the zinc transporter gene SLC30A2 (ZnT-2), identified in the mothers of infants suffering from this disorder, is implicated as the cause. This report highlights the occurrence of hypozincemia among a population at risk, consisting of infants who are exclusively breast-fed for a prolonged period.
Authors:
Sambasiviah C Murthy; Malleshappa M Udagani; Ashok V Badakali; Bhuvaneshwari C Yelameli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-06-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatology online journal     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1087-2108     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatol. Online J.     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-28     Completed Date:  2010-09-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9610776     Medline TA:  Dermatol Online J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Dermatology and Venereology Department, Vijayanagara Institute of Medical Sciences, Bellary, S. N. Medical College, Bagalkot, Karnataka. chidumurthy@rediffmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Acrodermatitis / drug therapy*,  etiology*
Breast Feeding*
Cation Transport Proteins / genetics
Female
Humans
Infant
Milk, Human / chemistry
Weaning
Zinc / deficiency*,  therapeutic use*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cation Transport Proteins; 0/SLC30A2 protein, human; 7440-66-6/Zinc

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