This Zinc deficiency disorder is born due to the impairment of zinc metabolism in the body. This disorder is usually accompanied by ailments like Brandt Syndrome, Congenital Zinc Deficiency, Danbolt Cross Syndrome and others. It is basically an intestinal problem which can also lead to phases of emotional irritability. It can also lead to hair loss, loose motions and weight loss.
HOW IS ACRODERMATITIS ENTEROPATHICA DIAGNOSED?
A series of tests are conducted to diagnose the deficiency: serum/plasma zinc testing, physical examination, blood test, monitoring general health
HOW IS ACRODERMATITIS ENTEROPATHICA TREATED?
The treatment for this condition is a necessary one that ensures that the problem does not become a fatal one. The child suffering from this disorder will need daily dietary supplements containing zinc, for the rest of his or her life.
DID YOU KNOW?
Acrodermatitis Enteropathica occurs in the first few weeks after birth.