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Acrodermatitis Enteropathica
Tsue-Rong Hwang, Hsiu-Chin Chen, Hsu-Po Yeh
Dermatol Sinica 9: 93-98, 1991

Acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE) is a rare inherited disorder, transmitted as an autosomal recessive trait. The clinical syndrome is characterized by a basic triad of acral dermatitis, alopecia and diarrhea. In this paper, we present a patient with this condition, in whom serum zinc level was found to be normal, yet he had a marked clinical response to treatment with zinc. The clinical and pathologic features of AE and its pathogenesis are discussed.

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