ROLE OF ZINC IN WOUND, HEALING, PICA, MALARIA, SICKLE CELL ANEMIA
Role of zinc in wound healing
Zinc deficiency has been associated with delayed wound healing. Many zinc dependent enzymes are required for wound healing such as collagen synthesis and cell division (1). However excess zinc ingestion interferes with copper absorption and can interfere with wound healing (2).
Studies in adults
Role of zinc in pica
Role of zinc in sickle cell anemia
Role of zinc in malaria
With few studies showing potential impact of zinc supplementation in aiding wound healing pica, malaria, sickle cell anemia, clinical caution is advised in nutrient specific supplementation with zinc in these conditions.
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