Acrodermatitis Enteropathica in an adult: a case report

Pai, Kanthilatha and Baliga, Poornima and Pai, Sathish B and Sharma, Swati (2015) Acrodermatitis Enteropathica in an adult: a case report. Our Dermatology Online, 6 (2). pp. 201-203. ISSN 2081-9390

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Acrodermatitis enteropathica (ADE) is an uncommon, inherited disorder occurring due to defective Zinc absorption. It can occur as an acquired condition secondary to impaired intestinal absorption in a wide variety of clinical conditions or due to nutritional deficiency. It is clinically characterized by triad of acral dermatitis, alopecia and diarrhoea. The preferential involvement of acral and peri-orificial skin is a feature that is pathognomonic for zinc deficiency. We report a case of ADE in a 22 year old female with no underlying comorbid conditions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: acrodermatitis enteropathica; zinc deficiency; adult.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Dermatology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2015 11:54
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2015 11:54

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