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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 779-781

A case of acrodermatitis enteropathica


Department of Dermatology, Army College of Medical Sciences, Base Hospital Delhi Cantt, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Pankaj Das
Department of Dermatology, Army College of Medical Sciences, Base Hospital Delhi Cantt, New Delhi - 110 010
India
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DOI: 10.4103/mjdrdypu.mjdrdypu_330_21

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Acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE) is a rare genetic autosomal recessive disorder of zinc deficiency which manifests in infancy with triad of peri-orificial skin rash, alopecia, and diarrhea. We report the case of an 8-month-old infant with dermatological features of AE being managed as a case of candidial-intertrigo and diaper dermatitis who showed excellent response to oral zinc.


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