Acrodermatitis Enteropathica (AE) in Ophthalmology Medication

Updated: Jan 17, 2019
  • Author: John D Sheppard, Jr, MD, MMSc; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

Treatment of patients with AE involves greater than 1-2 mg/kg of oral zinc supplementation per day for life.

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Mineral supplements

Class Summary

These agents are used to reduce morbidity and to prevent complications.

Zinc gluconate (Verazinc, Zinca-Pak, Orazinc)

Cofactor for more than 70 types of enzymes; plays a role in many metabolic processes. One 10-mg tablet of zinc gluconate contains 1.4 mg of elemental zinc.

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