Adult autoimmune enteropathy presenting initially with acquired Acrodermatitis Enteropathica: a case report.
BMC Dermatol 2017 May 18;17(1). Epub 2017 May 18.
Department of Dermatology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1550 Orleans Street, Koch CRB II, Unit 206, Baltimore, MD, 21231, USA.
Background: Acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE) is a rare dermatitis secondary to zinc deficiency most commonly seen as an inherited disease in infants. In the last decade, increased number of reports have been published on the acquired form that presents in adulthood. Unlike its inherited counterpart, acquired AE (AAE) is often secondary to underlying pathologic or iatrogenic etiologies that interfere with nutritional absorption, such as inflammatory bowel disease or alcoholism. Read More