acrodermatitis enteropathica


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Related to acrodermatitis enteropathica: zinc deficiency, dermatitis herpetiformis

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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Acrodermatitis enteropathica in a full-term breast-fed infant: case report and literature review.
1) Congenital: acrodermatitis enteropathica (very rare)
Pregnant women suffering from acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE), an inborn error of zinc metabolism, exhibit high frequency of fetal deaths and malformed infants particularly with neural tube defects (36-39).
The immune impairment found in human diseases such as Down's syndrome, cystic fibrosis, acrodermatitis enteropathica, sickle cell anaemia characterized by zinc deficiency has been improved by zinc treatment [12, 17].
Proposed theories for the cause of NAE describe alterations in some metabolic factor, many of which are seen in other necrolytic erythemas, including necrolytic migratory erythema, pellagra, essential fatty acid and biotin deficiency, and acrodermatitis enteropathica.
An 11-month old girl was admitted with severe kwashiorkor, acrodermatitis enteropathica, diarrhoea, and urinary tract infection.
Zinc absorption in patients suffering from acrodermatitis enteropathica and in normal adults assessed by whole--body c.
In contrast, infants with acrodermatitis enteropathica, the inherited form of zinc deficiency, are fine early on while breast feeding because the zinc in breast milk has good bioavailability.