Ocular symptoms as the initial signs of zinc deficiency

MİRZA G. T. , Sevim D.

JOURNAL OF AAPOS, vol.20, no.1, pp.77-78, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jaapos.2015.09.012
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF AAPOS
  • Page Numbers: pp.77-78


A 2-year-old boy with a history of food allergy presented with severe edema and erythema, excoriations and honey-colored crusting on both lower eyelids, and erythematous rash on his perioral region. An evaluation for micronutrient deficiencies revealed low plasma zinc level. The patient was started on a regimen of zinc supplementation, and at 4 weeks' follow-up there was nearly complete resolution of the lesions.