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Selenium deficiency, reversible cardiomyopathy and short-term intravenous feeding.
  1. J. B. Levy,
  2. H. W. Jones,
  3. A. C. Gordon
  1. Department of Geratology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK.

    Abstract

    We report the case of a patient with Crohn's disease receiving short-term postoperative parenteral nutrition supplemented with trace elements who nevertheless became selenium deficient with evidence of a cardiomyopathy. This was fully reversible with oral selenium supplementation. Current parenteral feeding regimes may not contain enough selenium for malnourished patients.

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