Hartnup Disease Masked by Kwashiorkor


ORBAK Z., Ertekin V. , Selimoglu A., Yilmaz N., TAN H., Konak M.

JOURNAL OF HEALTH POPULATION AND NUTRITION, vol.28, no.4, pp.413-415, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.3329/jhpn.v28i4.6049
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF HEALTH POPULATION AND NUTRITION
  • Page Numbers: pp.413-415

Abstract

This report describes an 11-month old girl with Hartnup disease presenting with kwashiorkor and acrodermatitis enteropathica-like skin lesions but free of other clinical findings. This case with kwashiorkor had acrodermatitis enteropathica-like desquamative skin eruption. Since zinc level was in the normal range, investigation for a metabolic disorder was considered, and Hartnup disease was diagnosed.