What are the possible complications of acrodermatitis enteropathica?

Updated: Aug 21, 2019
  • Author: Kristina Marie Dela Rosa, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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If untreated, the lesions of acrodermatitis enteropathica may become secondarily infected with Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans. Additionally, high-dose zinc supplementation occasionally causes gastric upset and can adversely affect copper metabolism. [21]


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