What is acrodermatitis enteropathica?

Updated: Aug 21, 2019
  • Author: Kristina Marie Dela Rosa, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
  • Print

Acrodermatitis enteropathica is a rare inherited form of zinc deficiency, characterized by periorificial and acral dermatitis, alopecia, and diarrhea. Treatment of acrodermatitis enteropathica requires lifelong zinc supplementation.

Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!