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Image Number 2481 (Acrodermatitis enteropathica)


Diagnosis: Acrodermatitis enteropathica

Site: Perioral

Sex: F

Age: 1


Description: Oozy dermatitis-like rash.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


A one-year-old female infant presented with well-circumscribed, oozy, erythematous rash with periorificial distribution involved the perioral, perinasal and periorbital regions in addition to the groin of few months duration. Serum zinc and alkaline phosphatase levels were low. Dramatic response to oral zinc supplementation was noticed few days after commencement of therapy.  

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