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Chromium Deficiency Associated with Long-Term Total Parenteral Nutrition

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient on long-term total parenteral nutrition (TPN) for evidence of chromium deficiency.

Specialty:

Nutrition

Objective:

complications

ICD-10:

E61.9

Description:

Chromium deficiency may occur with long-term total parenteral nutrition (TPN). Chromium is required as a cofactor for insulin utilization in peripheral tissue associated with glucose tolerance factor (GTF).

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