BMJ Case Rep 2017 Aug 2;2017. Epub 2017 Aug 2.
Department of Dermatology and Venereology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
Acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE) is a rare inherited zinc deficiency that usually manifests in infancy within days in cases of bottlefed infants and days to weeks after weaning in breastfed infants. It is characterised by diarrhoea, dermatitis, alopecia and systemic symptoms. We report a case of acquired nutritional AE in a 6-month-old female infant who had diarrhoeal episodes and the characteristic dermatitis lesions in the acral and anogenital regions. Read More