[Home ] [Archive]   [ فارسی ]  
:: Volume 15, Issue 2 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2010) ::
SJKU 2010, 15(2): 98-103 Back to browse issues page
Acrodermatitis enteropathica with a normal serum zinc level: a case report
Farokh Rad Dr 1, Roxana Yaghmaee Dr
1- , dr_farokh_rad@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (8189 Views)
ABSTRACT Background and Aim: Acrodermatitis enteropathica is a rare autosomal recessive disorder.The serum zinc levels are usually low in these patients‚ but cases with normal serum zinc level have been reported. The clinical manifestations include skin lesions‚ in particular in periorificial areas‚ and extremities ‚diarrhea and alopecia. These clinical signs may occur together only in 20% of the cases .Other manifestations of the disease are behavior and mood changes ‚failure to thrive‚ susceptibility to infection‚ nail changes and delayed wound healing. Case report: Here we report a case of acrodermatitis enteropathica with a normal serum zinc level. The patient was an 11 month old infant who was reffered to Bassat Hospital with well defined erythematous ‚erosions and crusted skin lesions in perioral‚ perianal ‚ buttocks‚ external genitalia and extremities from 4 months ago. The patient had history of irritability and infrequent episodes of diarrhea. Lab work up revealed a normal serum zinc level of 67µg/dl (Reference range: 60-121 µg/dl). 2 weeks after zinc supplementation‚ the skin lesions improved. Conclusion: Diagnosis of acrodermatitis enteropathica is based on clinical manifestations and this diagnosis is confirmed with a low serum zinc level. But in rare cases with normal serum zinc level and relevant clinical signs ‚we recommend a short term clinical trial of zinc supplementation. Improvement of the skin lesions and other symptoms confirms the diagnosis. Key words: Acrodermatitis enteropathica‚ Zinc‚ Skin lesion Conflict of Interest: Nill Received: Jul 1, 2010 Accepted: Aug 9, 2010
Keywords: Acrodermatitis enteropathica‚ Zinc‚ Skin lesion
Full-Text [PDF 770 kb]   (1050 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2010/09/24
Send email to the article author

Add your comments about this article
Your username or Email:

CAPTCHA code


XML   Persian Abstract   Print


Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Rad F, Yaghmaee R. Acrodermatitis enteropathica with a normal serum zinc level: a case report. SJKU. 2010; 15 (2) :98-103
URL: http://sjku.muk.ac.ir/article-1-336-en.html


Volume 15, Issue 2 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2010) Back to browse issues page
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
Persian site map - English site map - Created in 0.05 seconds with 30 queries by YEKTAWEB 3772