Which clinical history findings are characteristic of acrodermatitis enteropathica?

Updated: Aug 21, 2019
  • Author: Kristina Marie Dela Rosa, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Patients have a history of refractory diarrhea, failure to thrive, irritability, dermatitis, and alopecia that gradually appeared shortly after weaning from breast milk. Occasionally, patients have a history of siblings or other family members with similar symptoms in infancy. [1] Only 20% of cases have all the components of the triad of dermatitis, alopecia, and diarrhea. [1]


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