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Acrodermatitis Enteropathica Underlying Cause

The underlying cause of acrodermatitis enteropathica is hereditary. The genetic abnormality causes low zinc levels.

Last Updated: Sep 19, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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