acrodermatitis enteropathica

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Related to acrodermatitis: acrodermatitis enteropathica, acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans, acrodermatitis continua, papular acrodermatitis of childhood

acrodermatitis enteropathica

[‚a·krō‚dər·mə¦tī·təs ‚en·tə·rə′pa·thə·kə]
(medicine)
An often fatal inherited disease involving inefficient intestinal absorption of zinc; readily treated by adding zinc to the diet.
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Pompholyx and contact dermatitis do not involve the nail bed, unlike acrodermatitis continua.
Until the early portion of this decade, little effective treatment for acrodermatitis continua existed.
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Etiology of the acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans lesion in Lyme disease.
Only three cases of acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans were reported, and cardiac involvement was reported in only five cases.