A case of acrodermatitis enteropathica localized on the hands and feet with a normal serum zinc level

Sung Yul Lee, Ye Jin Jung, Tak Heon Oh, Eung Ho Choi

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Acrodermatitis enteropathica is classified as a congenital autosomal recessive type and an acquired transient type. This disease manifests as acral and periorificial dermatitis, alopecia, intractable diarrhea, and failure to thrive. Whereas the autosomal hereditary type is caused by malabsorption of zinc in the intestine, the acquired type is caused by low nutritional support or decreased peripheral release of zinc from blood. We experienced a case of a 5-month old, breast feeding, full-term female presenting with only acral bullous dermatitis without diarrhea, periorificial dermatitis and an abnormal serum zinc level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S88-S90
JournalAnnals of Dermatology
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Sep 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology

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