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Related to acrodermatitis enteropathica: zinc deficiency, dermatitis herpetiformis


n. acrodermatitis, infl. de la piel de las manos y los pies;
chronic ______ crónica atrófica.
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For example, necrolytic migratory erythema with high level of glucagon, acrodermatitis enteropathica with low zinc level, pellagra with niacin deficiency, biotin and fatty acid deficiency syndromes with low level of biotin and essential fatty acid respectively.
A novel member of a zinc transporter family is defective in acrodermatitis enteropathica.
DISCUSSION: The role of zinc in protein energy malnutrition and acrodermatitis enteropathica has been well established by numerous studies.
A rare genetic disorder, acrodermatitis enteropathica, shares the same clinical manifestations as acute zinc deficiency disorder but is a metabolic disorder of zinc absorption.
The patients who had any evidence of central nervous system infection epilepsy metabolic seizures or those who are already on zinc therapy for any other ailment like malnutrition diarrhea pneumonia or acrodermatitis enteropathica were excluded.
Acrodermatitis enteropathica is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by inability to absorb the dietary zinc from gastrointestinal tract due to genetic defects in the intestinal zinc specific transporter gene SLC39A4.
Zinc deficiency can be divided into two forms: congenital, also known as acrodermatitis enteropathica (first identified by Dan-bolt and Closs in 1942 (1)), and acquired form.
Oral zinc therapy seems to result in the remission of most of these symptoms; however, adequate serum zinc levels must be maintained in individuals with the genetic disorder known as acrodermatitis enteropathica [5].