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Zinc therapy in dermatology: a review.

Abstract

Zinc, both in elemental or in its salt forms, has been used as a therapeutic modality for centuries. Topical preparations like zinc oxide, calamine, or zinc pyrithione have been in use as photoprotecting, soothing agents or as active ingredient of antidandruff shampoos. Its use has expanded manifold over the years for a number of dermatological conditions including infections (leishmaniasis, warts), inflammatory dermatoses (acne vulgaris, rosacea), pigmentary disorders (melasma), and neoplasias (basal cell carcinoma). Although the role of oral zinc is well-established in human zinc deficiency syndromes including acrodermatitis enteropathica, it is only in recent years that importance of zinc as a micronutrient essential for infant growth and development has been recognized. The paper reviews various dermatological uses of zinc.

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    Department of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy, Dr. R. P. Govt. Medical College, Kangra (Tanda), Himachal Pradesh 176001, India.

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    Department of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy, Dr. R. P. Govt. Medical College, Kangra (Tanda), Himachal Pradesh 176001, India.

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    Department of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy, Dr. R. P. Govt. Medical College, Kangra (Tanda), Himachal Pradesh 176001, India.

    Department of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy, Dr. R. P. Govt. Medical College, Kangra (Tanda), Himachal Pradesh 176001, India.

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    Review

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    eng

    PubMed ID

    25120566

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    Gupta, Mrinal, et al. "Zinc Therapy in Dermatology: a Review." Dermatology Research and Practice, vol. 2014, 2014, p. 709152.
    Gupta M, Mahajan VK, Mehta KS, et al. Zinc therapy in dermatology: a review. Dermatol Res Pract. 2014;2014:709152.
    Gupta, M., Mahajan, V. K., Mehta, K. S., & Chauhan, P. S. (2014). Zinc therapy in dermatology: a review. Dermatology Research and Practice, 2014, p. 709152. doi:10.1155/2014/709152.
    Gupta M, et al. Zinc Therapy in Dermatology: a Review. Dermatol Res Pract. 2014;2014:709152. PubMed PMID: 25120566.
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    TY - JOUR T1 - Zinc therapy in dermatology: a review. AU - Gupta,Mrinal, AU - Mahajan,Vikram K, AU - Mehta,Karaninder S, AU - Chauhan,Pushpinder S, Y1 - 2014/07/10/ PY - 2014/05/01/received PY - 2014/06/23/accepted PY - 2014/8/15/entrez PY - 2014/8/15/pubmed PY - 2014/8/15/medline SP - 709152 EP - 709152 JF - Dermatology research and practice JO - Dermatol Res Pract VL - 2014 N2 - Zinc, both in elemental or in its salt forms, has been used as a therapeutic modality for centuries. Topical preparations like zinc oxide, calamine, or zinc pyrithione have been in use as photoprotecting, soothing agents or as active ingredient of antidandruff shampoos. Its use has expanded manifold over the years for a number of dermatological conditions including infections (leishmaniasis, warts), inflammatory dermatoses (acne vulgaris, rosacea), pigmentary disorders (melasma), and neoplasias (basal cell carcinoma). Although the role of oral zinc is well-established in human zinc deficiency syndromes including acrodermatitis enteropathica, it is only in recent years that importance of zinc as a micronutrient essential for infant growth and development has been recognized. The paper reviews various dermatological uses of zinc. SN - 1687-6105 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/25120566/full_citation L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/709152 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -