A 4-month-old boy with acrodermatitis enteropathica-like symptoms


Pekcan S., Kose M., Dogru D., Sekerel B. E. , Atakan N., Ozcelik U., ...More

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.168, no.1, pp.119-121, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 168 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00431-008-0825-8
  • Journal Name: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.119-121
  • Keywords: Acrodermatitis enteropathica, CYSTIC-FIBROSIS, MALNUTRITION, ERUPTION, HYPOPROTEINEMIA, INFANTS, ANEMIA, EDEMA, ZINC, SKIN, RASH
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

A 4-month-old boy was admitted for having diffuse eruption in the perianal region, legs, trunk hands, and face with failure to thrive, edema, hypoalbuminemia, and anemia. The patient was thought to have acrodermatitis enteropathica-like eruption due to malabsorption. The eruption completely resolved with enzyme supplement and proper nutrition and skin care.