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J Pediatr. 2000 May;136(5):688-90.

Zinc-induced anemia and neutropenia in an adolescent.

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Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

Abstract

We report an adolescent who developed anemia, leukopenia, and neutropenia after prolonged use of over-the-counter zinc for treatment of acne. Hypocupremia and sideroblastic anemia may result from long-term or excessive exposure to zinc.

PMID:
10802505
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