Zinc deficiency in a parenteral nutrition–dependent patient


#IVTEAM #Intravenous literature: Franck, A.J. (2014) Zinc Deficiency in a Parenteral Nutrition–Dependent Patient During a Parenteral Trace Element Product Shortage. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. January 28th. [epub ahead of print].


Parenteral nutrition product shortages are common and place vulnerable patients at risk for nutrient deficiencies. This case report describes a parenteral nutrition–dependent patient who was found to have zinc deficiency during a parenteral nutrition product shortage. The management of the patient’s zinc deficiency is described.

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