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What is Acrodermatitis Enteropathica?

What is Acrodermatitis Enteropathica?

  • Acrodermatitis Enteropathica: A rare inherited malabsorption disorder where the body is unable to absorb zinc in adequate quantities.
  • Acrodermatitis Enteropathica: a severe human skin and gastrointestinal disease inherited as a recessive autosomal trait that is characterized by the symptoms of zinc deficiency and clears up when zinc is added to the diet.
    Source - Diseases Database

Acrodermatitis Enteropathica is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Acrodermatitis Enteropathica, or a subtype of Acrodermatitis Enteropathica, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Acrodermatitis Enteropathica: Introduction

Types of Acrodermatitis Enteropathica:

Broader types of Acrodermatitis Enteropathica:

How serious is Acrodermatitis Enteropathica?

Complications of Acrodermatitis Enteropathica: see complications of Acrodermatitis Enteropathica

What causes Acrodermatitis Enteropathica?

Causes of Acrodermatitis Enteropathica: see causes of Acrodermatitis Enteropathica

What are the symptoms of Acrodermatitis Enteropathica?

Symptoms of Acrodermatitis Enteropathica: see symptoms of Acrodermatitis Enteropathica

Complications of Acrodermatitis Enteropathica: see complications of Acrodermatitis Enteropathica

Acrodermatitis Enteropathica: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Acrodermatitis Enteropathica.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Acrodermatitis Enteropathica.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Acrodermatitis Enteropathica: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Acrodermatitis Enteropathica.
Treatments for Acrodermatitis Enteropathica: see treatments for Acrodermatitis Enteropathica
Research for Acrodermatitis Enteropathica: see research for Acrodermatitis Enteropathica

Name and Aliases of Acrodermatitis Enteropathica

Main name of condition: Acrodermatitis Enteropathica

Other names or spellings for Acrodermatitis Enteropathica:

Brandt Syndrome, Danbolt-Cross Syndrome, Congenital Zinc deficiency, Acrodermatitis enteropathica zinc deficiency type, AEZ

AEZ, Acrodermatitis enteropathica zinc deficiency type
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Acrodermatitis Enteropathica: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Acrodermatitis Enteropathica:


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