Acrodermatitis enteropathica in a full-term breast-fed infant


Acrodermatitis enteropathica which is a manifestation of zinc deficiency, is rarely seen in breast-fed infants. A child with typical acral rash, zinc deficiency and low breast milk zinc levels is described. The importance of awareness of this entity in breast-fed infants along with differential diagnosis is being emphasized.

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Kaur, S., Thami, G.P. & Kanwar, A.J. Acrodermatitis enteropathica in a full-term breast-fed infant. Indian J Pediatr 69, 631–633 (2002).

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Key words

  • Breast feeding
  • Zinc deficiency
  • Acrodermatitis enteropathica