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Korean J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 1999 Mar;2(1):123-129. Korean.
Published online Mar 31, 1999.
Copyright © 1999 The Korean Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Three Cases of Transient Symptomatic Zinc Deficiency
Mi Ock Kim, Sun Young Park, Oh Soo Kwon, Kyung Lim Lee, Own Yup Kim, Own Jo Jung and Sang Hyuk Ma
Department of Pediatrics, Fatima Hospital, Masan, Korea.
Department of Pediatrics, Kayagidok Hospital, Taegu, Korea.

Transient symptomatic zinc deficiency (TSZD) is clinically similar to acrodermatitis enteropathica. The patients are experienced dermatitis on periorifice and extremities, alopecia, diarrhea, growth retardation, anemia, delayed wound healing and infection. They showed a characteristically rapid response to zinc supplement without recurrence. We report 3 cases of TSZD infants, 2 premature infants with inadequate zinc supply and 1 mature infant with chronic diarrhea.

Keywords: Transient symptomatic zinc deficiency (TSZD); Prematurity; Diarrhea