What causes acrodermatitis enteropathica?

Updated: Aug 21, 2019
  • Author: Kristina Marie Dela Rosa, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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The etiopathogenesis of the zinc deficiency occurs as a result of a mutation in a zinc transport protein encoded by the SLC39A4 gene. [17] A case has been reported of a patient with a mutation of SLC39A4 who had normal zinc levels and a mild phenotype. [18]


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