zinc deficiency


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zinc deficiency

A condition caused by inadequate dietary ingestion of zinc, and characterised by dermatitis, diarrhoea, delayed hypersensitivity response, fatigue, hair loss, loss of taste, difficult pregnancy, retarded growth, hypogonadism, poor wound healing, and in children, stunted growth and sexual development.

zinc deficiency

A condition caused by inadequate ingestion of zinc Clinical Dermatitis–cheeks, elbows and knees and tissue about the mouth and anus, diarrhea, delayed hypersensitivity response, fatigue, hair loss–balding of the scalp, eyebrows and lashes, loss of taste, difficult pregnancy, anemia, hyperpigmentation, hepatosplenomegaly, hypogonadism, poor wound healing; in children, stunted growth and sexual development, recurrent infections due to immune deficiency. See Acrodermatitis enteropathica, Zinc.
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The prevalence of zinc deficiency is greatest in poor and marginalised populations.
[26] Zinc deficiency decreases hippocampal zinc and leads to seizure discharge.
Research conducted in Cameroon in 2014 also stated that the prevalence of serum zinc deficiency was higher in stunting children than nonstunting children.
Overall prevalence of zinc deficiency was noted in 13(28.9%) patients suffering from cirrhosis, 4 (26.7%) patients in Group 1 and 9 (60%) patients in Group-2.Mean value of zinc levels in Group 1,2 and 3 were 68.09+-20.85, 50.69+-15.86 and 92.91+-17.18 ug/dL respectively.
The oxidative stress of zinc deficiency. Metallomics 3: 1124-1129.
Zinc deficiency can also induce changes in the expression of other cytokines, DNA repair enzymes, zinc transporters, and signaling molecules that regulate immune function.
Zinc deficiency is an established risk factor for diarrheal illness, predicting both diarrheal frequency and severity in malnourished pediatric populations [15].
It has been reported that zinc deficiency restricts cellular proliferation and growth [18].
The cause of the disease is not clear, though zinc deficiency, hypoaminoacidemia and hyperglucagonemia have been proposed.
A loss of appetite, reduced sense of smell and taste, and mental lethargy are all tell-tale signs of a zinc deficiency."
(2006) reported that, zinc deficiency substantially reduced the growth and productivity of maize.