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Acrodermatitis Enteropathica Overview

What is acrodermatitis enteropathica?
An infant with acrodermatitis enteropathica has abnormally low levels of zinc in the body. Zinc deficiency is rare.

What are the symptoms of acrodermatitis enteropathica?
Symptoms of acrodermatitis enteropathica include low zinc levels, a rash, diarrhea, hair loss, and weight loss.

How does the doctor treat acrodermatitis enteropathica?
Acrodermatitis enteropathica resolves with zinc supplements.

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Last Updated: Feb 15, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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