Study Title:

Copper Deficiency: Like a Bad Penny

Study Abstract

Copper deficiency, while once rare, has received increased attention in recent years due to an increase in case reports, particularly in the bariatric literature. A trace element, copper is involved in many physiologic functions. Early recognition is imperative to prevent deficiency, but once deficient, to reverse the consequences of deficiency and prevent permanent damage from neurological complications. After reading this article, the clinician should be well equipped to not only identify copper deficiency, but to treat and monitor response to treatment. Table 6 includes final thoughts on treatment, monitoring, or considerations for patient’s refractory to oral copper treatment.

Study Information

Nutrition Issues In Gastroenterology, Series #200 Parrish, Carol Rees; O’Donnell, Kelly

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