James Dinulos, Author at Oncology Nurse Advisor

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Essential Fatty Acid Deficiency

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history Essential fatty acid deficiency occurs in individuals receiving total parenteral nutrition (TPN) without lipid supplementation, in patients with a gastrointestinal disorders resulting in severe fat malabsorption such as cystic fibrosis and in systemic conditions, including acrodermatitis enteropathica, peripheral vascular disease,…

Acrodermatitis enteropathica (Brandt syndrome, Danbolt – Close syndrome, Danbolt syndrome, Danbolt’s syndrome, Hereditary acrodermatitis enterohepatica, Primary zinc malabsorption)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history The vast majority of infants and children with zinc deficiency appear systemically well. Premature infants, patients with longstanding diarrhea, and those with chronic illness are at risk for zinc deficiency. Rashes that do not respond to standard topical measures, such…

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