Zinc Deficiency

  • D. J. Atherton
Part of the Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology book series (HEP, volume 87 / 2)


The importance of zinc deficiency was not fully appreciated until Moynahan (1974), associated it with acrodermatitis enteropathica, a potentially fatal disorder of infants. Devotion of a chapter of this book to zinc reflects its particular importance for the skin and I will particularly review those situations where zinc may be of therapeutic value; excellent reviews of the metabolic role of zinc are Aggett and Harries (1979), Chesters (1980) and Weismann (1980).


Zinc Deficiency Serum Zinc Plasma Zinc Zinc Sulphate Serum Zinc Concentration 
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