Zinc: An overview and therapeutic uses in dermatology


  • Dr. Arfan-ul-Bari
  • Simeen Ber Rehman


Zinc is an essential component of various important enzymes in our body and its deficiency causes multi-enzyme defects and multisystemic disease. It ranks with biotin as a truly essential element in both cutaneous health and disease. Zinc deficiency may explain alopecia, ulcers, infections and a host of strange unexplainable skin changes.


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