Acrodermatitis enteropathica-like eruptions in a child with hartnup disease

Seyhan M. E. , Selimoglu M. A. , Ertekin V. , Fidanoglu O., Altinkaynak S.

PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY, vol.23, no.3, pp.262-265, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2006.00231.x
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.262-265


Acrodermatitis enteropathica-like eruptions, not related to zinc deficiency, have been rarely reported in some metabolic disorders. Reported patients usually had low levels of essential amino acids, particularly isoleucine. Here we report a girl who first presented with an acrodermatitis enteropathica-like eruption and eventually had the diagnosis of Hartnup disease with a normal isoleucine level. We discuss the probable cause of her skin lesions and the differential diagnosis with pellagra.