Biochemistry of Zinc

Volume 11 of the series Biochemistry of the Elements pp 219-258

Clinical Spectrum of Human Zinc Deficiency

  • Ananda S. PrasadAffiliated withDepartment of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Wayne State University School of MedicineHarper HospitalVeterans Administration Medical Center

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During the past two decades, a spectrum of clinical deficiency of zinc in human subjects has been recognized. At one end, the manifestations of zinc deficiency may be severe, and at the other end, zinc deficiency may be mild or marginal.