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Image Number 1342 (Acrodermatitis enteropathica)


Diagnosis: Acrodermatitis enteropathica

Site: Face

Sex: M

Age: 1


Description: Psoriasiform rash.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis

History: An 8-month-old infant presented with diarrhea, irritability & a psoriasiform rash involved the face in a characteristic periorificial distribution, both axillae and groins (diaper rash) of about one month duration. Serum zinc & alkaline phosphatase levels were below normal. He responded promptly to oral zinc supplementation.

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