Zinc deficiency manifested by dermatitis and visual dysfunction in a patient with Crohn's disease

Seung Jae Myung, Suk Kyun Yang, Hwoon Yong Jung, Sung Ae Jung, Gyeong Hoon Kang, Hyun Kwon Ha, Weon Seon Hong, Young Ii Min

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Abstract

We report a case of Crohn's disease with low serum zinc concentration in a 26-year-old woman. She demonstrated acrodermatitis enteropathica and decreased visual acuity during total parenteral nutrition. Subsequent intravenous zinc supplementation resulted in alleviation of the skin lesions and improvement of visual acuity. This case supports the notion that depressed serum zinc in Crohn's disease may cause clinical manifestations, such as acrodermatitis enteropathica and retinal dysfunction, which may be correctable with zinc supplementation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)876-879
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Gastroenterology
Volume33
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998

Keywords

  • Acrodermatitis enteropathica
  • Crohn's disease
  • Visual dysfunction
  • Zinc

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