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History of Acrodermatitis Enteropathica

  • Pooya Khan Mohammad Beigi
  • Emanual Maverakis

Abstract

Acrodermatitis Enteropathica (AE) is an inherited autosomal recessive disorder which often presents in newborn infants [1]. This medical condition occurs as a result of mutation of a zinc transporter that affects the uptake of zinc in the intestine causing a decrease in the level of this elemental mineral in the blood [2]. Prior to this knowledge, untreated AE was considered deleterious to the infant’s health and sometimes even fatal [3, 4]. Today however, the treatment involves adding zinc supplements to the patient’s diet which can easily improve the condition [1, 3].

Keywords

Zinc Deficiency Serum Zinc Autosomal Recessive Disorder Zinc Transporter Serum Zinc Level 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pooya Khan Mohammad Beigi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Emanual Maverakis
    • 3
  1. 1.University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  2. 2.New York Medical CollegeValhallaUSA
  3. 3.University of California DavisSacramentoUSA

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