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Journal of the Korean Society of Neonatology 1998;5(1):100-103.
Published online January 1, 2001.
A Case of Transient Symptomatic Zinc Deficiency - in A cows milk - Fed , preterm Infant -.
Jong Kyung Song, Su Jin Kim, Ji Hae Kang, Ghee Young Jung
Acrodermatitis enteropathica(AE) which starts in early infancy after weaning is a rare hereditary chronic disorder of zinc absorption. AE is characterized by alopecia, diarrhea and skin lesions localized to periorificial areas and acrally on the extremities. However, recent reports presented Transient Symptomatic Zinc Deficiency(TSZD) in preterm infants. TSZD is clinically similar to AE and skin lesions rapidly heals after zinc supplementation. When the treatment was withheld, no recurrence was seen. We experienced a TSZD case in a cow's milk fed, preterm infant, so We report it with a brief review of literature.
Key Words: Acrodermatitis enteropathica; Transient Symptomatic Zinc Deficiency (TSZD)


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