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Zinc Zinc Zinc

June 7, 2007

Acrodermatitis enteropathica:

1. Inborn error of zinc metabolism that is inherited as an autosomal recessive disorder

2. Zinc deficiency

symptoms: periorificial and acral dermatitis, growth retardation, hypogonadism, diarrhea, behavioral changes, and neurologic disturbances.

Acrodermatitis enteropathica links:

http://www.gfmer.ch/genetic_diseases_v2/gendis_detail_list.php?offset=0&cat3=9

http://www.gfmer.ch/genetic_diseases_v2/gendis_detail_list.php?cat3=1308

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