Acrodermatitis enteropathica

What is Acrodermatitis enteropathica?

A progressive hereditary defect of zinc metabolism in young children (onset, 3 weeks–18 months); often manifests first as a blistering, oozing, and crusting eruption on an extremity or around one of the orifices of the body, followed by loss of hair and by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal disturbances; relieved by lifelong oral zinc supplementation; autosomal recessive trait.

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I just found out that in my daughters family runs a disease involving absorption of zinc! There are brain issues connected. The disease can be...

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Acrodermatitis enteropathica.

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My daughter aged 03 moths admitted in hospital since last one and half month, after almost 20 days treatment the motions where reduced but the red...

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as per discription it seems to be a case of acrodematitis enteropathica. you shoud go for plazma zinc estimation of your child and...

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