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A Diagnostic Challenge: A Case of Acrodermatitis Enteropathica without Hypozincemia and with Maternal Milk of Low Zinc Level

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Abstract: 

Acrodermatitis enteropathica is a rare and distinct form of zinc deficiency with a requirement of life-long zinc supplementation and inherited in a recessive manner. Transient nutritional zinc deficiency is also a well known condition mimicking acrodermatitis enteropathica like skin changes in preterm and term infants who are generally breastfed with a low level of zinc containing milk. Here, a 4-month-old male, term and fully breastfed acrodermatitis enteropathica case without hypozincemia and with maternal milk of low zinc level is presented.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Department of Dermatology, Ministry of Health Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey 2: Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey

Publication date: September 1, 2010

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