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Pediatric dermatology

Transient neonatal zinc deficiency due to a new autosomal dominant mutation in gene SLC30A2 (ZnT-2).


PMID 24456035

Abstract

Transient neonatal zinc deficiency (TNZD) has a clinical presentation similar to that of acrodermatitis enteropathica but is caused by a low zinc concentration in maternal breast milk. TNZD becomes clinically evident during breastfeeding and is resolved by weaning and the introduction of complementary nutrition. We present a 4-month-old girl with TNZD due to a new autosomal dominant mutation (663delC) in the maternal SLC30A2 gene not previously described in the literature.