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Zinc deficiency

Summary of Zinc deficiency
Zinc deficiency is defined either qualitatively as insufficient zinc to meet the needs of the body and thereby causing clinical manifestations, or quantitatively as a serum zinc level below the normal range. Zinc deficiency in humans results from reduced dietary intake, inadequate absorption, increased loss, or increased use. The most common cause is reduced dietary intake.

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Zinc deficiency

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A 12-month-old boy is brought to the pediatric clinic for a follow-up regarding an oral and diaper rash for the past 6 months. His mother says symptoms continue to worsen despite previous treatment with several antibiotic and anti-yeast ointments as well as barrier creams. His mother also says the patient has had increasing diarrhea and irritability for the past 3 months. The patient's weight based on age is currently at the 5th percentile, down from the 25th percentile he was at 3 months prior.  Which of the following treatments will most likely resolve this patient's diarrhea and rash?

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