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Clinical Features of Selenium Deficiency

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Selenium is important for the function of glutathione peroxidase, an enzyme that helps protect cells from lipid peroxides and free radicals. Selenium deficiency usually results from low dietary intake. The onset can be subtle and diagnosis usually requires recognition of a disease-associated risk state.

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