Acquired acrodermatitis enteropathica - Skin
Clinically, patients present with pruritic eczematous lesions distributed in perioral, acral, periorificial, and intertriginous areas (in a symmetrical pattern). Cases have been reported in young to elderly populations. In the very young, it is typically due to breast milk deficiency, whereas in elderly, the problem is essentially inadequate diet. Clinicians should also be aware of the possibility of zinc deficiency in patients receiving parenteral nutrition formulations.
Identical clinical findings may result from hereditary acrodermatitis enteropathica, a rare autosomal recessive disease caused by abnormal zinc absorption due to a transport deficiency across the small intestine.
E60 – Dietary zinc deficiency
12602008 – Acquired acrodermatitis enteropathica
- Linear IgA dermatosis
- Langerhans cell histiocytosis
- Glucagonoma syndrome
- Necrolytic acral erythema
- Essential fatty acid deficiency
- Telogen effluvium (no club hairs) – Acrodermatitis enteropathica has broken hairs.
- Seborrheic dermatitis
- Atopic dermatitis
- Bazex syndrome (acrokeratosis paraneoplastica)