Background: Clinical manifestations of nutrient deficiencies are often overlooked by practitioners caring for patients receiving home nutritional therapies. Methods: Literature review was conducted placing priority on identifying practical history and physical examination elements that may represent clinical manifestations of nutrient deficiency. Results: Summary tables are presented that highlight key history and physical examination elements. Conclusions: Appropriate care of the patient receiving home enteral or parenteral nutrition therapies requires routine surveillance of these elements.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Medicine (miscellaneous)
- Nutrition and Dietetics