A DIAGNOSTIC CHALLENGE: A CASE OF ACRODERMATITIS ENTEROPATHICA WITHOUT HYPOZINCEMIA AND WITH MATERNAL MILK OF LOW ZINC LEVEL


Tatlican S., Yamangokturk B., Eren C., GÜLBAHAR Ö., Eskioglu F.

PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY, vol.27, no.5, pp.534-535, 2010 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2010.01268.x
  • Journal Name: PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.534-535

Abstract

Acrodermatitis enteropathica is a rare and distinct form of zinc deficiency with a requirement of life-long zinc supplementation and inherited in a recessive manner. Transient nutritional zinc deficiency is also a well known condition mimicking acrodermatitis enteropathica like skin changes in preterm and term infants who are generally breastfed with a low level of zinc containing milk. Here, a 4-month-old male, term and fully breastfed acrodermatitis enteropathica case without hypozincemia and with maternal milk of low zinc level is presented.