Acrodermatitis enteropathica

acrodermatitis enteropathica

acrodermatitis enteropathica acrodermatitis en·ter·o·path·i·ca (ěn’tə-rō-pāth’ĭ-kə)
A genetic defect in the malabsorption of zinc, beginning as a skin eruption on an extremity or around a body orifice, followed by hair loss and diarrhea or other gastrointestinal disturbances.


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