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Acrodermatitis enteropathica

Disease definition

Acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE) is a rare inherited inborn error of metabolism resulting in a severe zinc deficiency and characterized by acral dermatitis, alopecia, diarrhea and growth failure.


  • Synonym(s):
    • AEZ
    • Acrodermatitis enteropathica, zinc deficiency type
    • Inherited zinc deficiency
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Autosomal recessive 
  • Age of onset: Infancy, Neonatal
  • ICD-10: E83.2
  • OMIM: 201100
  • UMLS: C0221036
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 5723
  • MedDRA: -

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