Acrodermatitis Enteropathica is the appearance of inflamed patches of scaly and dry skin around mouth, hands, anus, scalp and feet. It mainly occurs due to extreme deficiency of minerals like Zinc and also sometimes for congenital reasons. Children who stop breast milk before time are also victims of this disorder.
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?
Deficiency of zinc could lead to life threatening conditions like preterm delivery, low birth weight in infants, life threatening infections and growth abnormalities in kids. Breastfeeding and pregnant women should take special care to supplement their diet with zinc rich foods.