Acrodermatitis enteropathica

Background

  • Disorder of zinc metabolism (either congenital mutation, abnormal zinc characteristics in mother's breast milk, or due to surgery affecting upper GI tract) that leads to effective zinc deficiency

Clinical Features

Differential Diagnosis

Evaluation

  • Serum zinc level typically low

Management

  • Zinc sulfate supplementation

Disposition

See Also

External Links

References

https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/acrodermatitis-enteropathica/

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