Indian Journal of Dermatology
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 492--494

Acquired zinc deficiency in an adult female


Mohanan Saritha1, Divya Gupta1, Laxmisha Chandrashekar1, Devinder M Thappa1, Nachiappa G Rajesh2 
1 Department of Dermatology and STD, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry, India
2 Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Devinder M Thappa
Department of Dermatology and STD, JIPMER, Pondicherry - 605 006
India

Acrodermatitis enteropathica is an autosomal recessive inherited disorder of zinc absorption. Acquired cases are reported occasionally in patients with eating disorders or Crohn«SQ»s disease. We report a 24-year-old housewife with acquired isolated severe zinc deficiency with no other comorbidities to highlight the rare occurrence of isolated nutritional zinc deficiency in an otherwise normal patient.


How to cite this article:
Saritha M, Gupta D, Chandrashekar L, Thappa DM, Rajesh NG. Acquired zinc deficiency in an adult female.Indian J Dermatol 2012;57:492-494


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Saritha M, Gupta D, Chandrashekar L, Thappa DM, Rajesh NG. Acquired zinc deficiency in an adult female. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Jul 13 ];57:492-494
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