Symptomatisk zinkmangel hos et brysternæret spædbarn

Translated title of the contribution: Symptomatic zinc deficiency in a breast-fed infant

Lone Hvid, Gitte Zachariassen, Karina Dyrvig Honoré, Anne Birgitte Simonsen

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Nutrition containing zinc is of special practical importance in infants and children. Perinatal zinc deficiency manifestations include erosive dermatitis, alopecia, diarrhoea, central nervous system dysfunction and immune system deficiency. We present a case story of an ex-preterm, exclusively breast-fed infant who presented with irritability, clinical signs of infection, an atypical rash and signs of oral candidiasis. Blood tests showed low plasma levels of zinc and subsequent analysis showed reduced zinc levels in the breast milk.

Translated title of the contributionSymptomatic zinc deficiency in a breast-fed infant
Original languageDanish
Article numberV03170215
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)159-160
Publication statusPublished - 1. Jan 2018


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