Acquired bullous acrodermatitis enteropathica as a histologic mimic of pemphigus foliaceus in a patient on parenteral nutrition.
Dermatol Online J 2017 Jul 15;23(7). Epub 2017 Jul 15.
Department of Dermatology, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, New Hyde Park, New York. vsharon@ northwell.edu.
Acquired zinc deficiency can develop as a consequence of poor nutritional intake or from dependence on total parenteral nutrition. Acquired zinc deficiency dermatitis classically manifests with erosions and scaly plaques in a periorificial and acral distribution. We present a case of a woman on parenteral nutrition who presented with bullous acrodermatitis mimicking pemphigus foliaceus histopathologically. Read More